32 thoughts on “Module 1 Lecture 1 Finite Element Method

  • January 28, 2008 at 7:53 pm
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    Great effort..
    now I have chance to learn FEM
    without opting this course in any semester.

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  • November 10, 2008 at 4:39 am
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    i am from Saudi arabia,,, lectures have been very helpfull for me

    thank you prof. and thnaks for all indians

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  • December 26, 2008 at 10:03 pm
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    please if you have any lectures talking a bout Composite of steel and concrete structure.

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  • February 24, 2009 at 9:58 pm
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    all the lectures are unquestionable and crystal clear…..thanks for uploading nptelhrd!!!

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  • April 13, 2009 at 9:14 pm
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    thanks a lot…

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  • June 5, 2009 at 11:43 am
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    While the information is good, it's a little dry, I'm falling asleep. This is just my honest opinion.

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  • October 7, 2009 at 8:07 am
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    This is definitely a great step ahead. Many engg students can refer to such online help and do away with their stupid teachers who don't know anything….

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  • January 14, 2010 at 11:08 pm
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    what is EA ?

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  • May 15, 2010 at 11:49 am
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    Thanks !
    Very well presented !

    What I feel missing are an example with numbers of a real life test case like the cantilever beam. Numbers bring every abstraction to reality.

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  • May 17, 2010 at 9:36 pm
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    @BeeyondNeptoon True but that there are times when hand calculations are required – FEA takes time and wasting time on just trial and error costs money. Therefore it's important to understand how to do this and how the calculations apply to the 'model'. Some models might be simple geometries that can use hand calculations in order to save time, especially where tolerances aren't totally critical. It's shocking that the FEA guy doesn't really have a fully comprehensive understanding of FEA.

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  • June 8, 2010 at 9:08 am
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    @BeeyondNeptoon –
    how accurate can these things really work in practice – i'm curious.
    what situations are the most accurate in, what situations less.

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  • September 27, 2010 at 1:20 am
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    god save paint!

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  • March 3, 2011 at 6:24 pm
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    @jahabdank – 'E' is the modulus of elasticity of a given material. For steel it is typically 200GPa. 'A' is the cross sectional area of the bar or member at a given position 'x' along the bar.

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  • March 15, 2011 at 2:07 am
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    Great information. I never liked nd never understood FEA until I encountered this video….

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  • March 15, 2011 at 2:07 am
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    Great information. I never liked nd never understood FEA until I encountered this video….

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  • January 10, 2012 at 10:45 am
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    I Really Like The Video Lecture Series on Finite Element Method by Prof. C.S.Uppadhay Department of Aero Space IIT Kanpur From Your

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  • February 14, 2013 at 11:17 am
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    THANKS…

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  • November 11, 2013 at 1:54 am
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    I't s good lecture but why did the camera close up to his face???it's not a movie..;;

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  • January 7, 2014 at 1:09 am
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    Something you didn't explain is why you sometimes take PHI and sometimes N for those Base functions. I know that you take N if you're working with isoparametrical elements but I don't know why.

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  • February 11, 2014 at 1:53 am
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    Thumps up! You are gonna save me from my teacher, he knows everything but he just cannot deliver in an understandable way and I decided never to go to class because is a total waste of precious time, don't mark me wrong, am a good student but sometimes you meet that kind of teacher. 

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  • June 27, 2014 at 2:58 pm
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    Excellent Lecture

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  • July 15, 2014 at 2:32 am
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    Very easy to follow up to the point of introducing matrices. After that it is like a race to list out the remaining topics, might be for understanding next lectures.
    Voice should be made louder. Ending music is pleasantly soft. Music at start of many nptel videos is harsh.

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  • August 9, 2014 at 11:28 pm
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    well explained, could save time a lot if compared with spending much times reading books

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  • September 10, 2014 at 9:19 pm
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    Uppadhay sir so young is sure nostalgic.

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  • October 18, 2014 at 12:33 am
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    you should write out the stiff matrix. I think it will be more clear as u do this.

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  • November 24, 2014 at 7:06 pm
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    very nice lecture…thank you

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  • February 15, 2015 at 4:25 pm
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    plz mention some books on fem…..

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  • February 22, 2015 at 1:30 am
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    I vomit with Indian accent

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  • August 16, 2017 at 2:40 pm
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    Respected Editors of NPTEL, please upload videos of some higher quality because with the current pixel size it is impossible to figure out things being shown correctly(specially handwriting).

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  • March 1, 2018 at 8:09 am
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    Thanks for a lucid introduction and overview of Finite Element Analysis.

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  • December 25, 2018 at 7:15 am
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    not even 360p???

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  • November 21, 2019 at 2:13 am
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    engineering-and-science.com/mathematics-basic-formulas.html

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