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….

@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.

@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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

Great effort..

now I have chance to learn FEM

without opting this course in any semester.

i am from Saudi arabia,,, lectures have been very helpfull for me

thank you prof. and thnaks for all indians

please if you have any lectures talking a bout Composite of steel and concrete structure.

all the lectures are unquestionable and crystal clear…..thanks for uploading nptelhrd!!!

thanks a lot…

While the information is good, it's a little dry, I'm falling asleep. This is just my honest opinion.

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….

what is EA ?

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.

@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.

@BeeyondNeptoon –

how accurate can these things really work in practice – i'm curious.

what situations are the most accurate in, what situations less.

god save paint!

@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.

Great information. I never liked nd never understood FEA until I encountered this video….

Great information. I never liked nd never understood FEA until I encountered this video….

I Really Like The Video Lecture Series on Finite Element Method by Prof. C.S.Uppadhay Department of Aero Space IIT Kanpur From Your

THANKS…

I't s good lecture but why did the camera close up to his face???it's not a movie..;;

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.

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.

Excellent Lecture

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.

well explained, could save time a lot if compared with spending much times reading books

Uppadhay sir so young is sure nostalgic.

you should write out the stiff matrix. I think it will be more clear as u do this.

very nice lecture…thank you

plz mention some books on fem…..

I vomit with Indian accent

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).

Thanks for a lucid introduction and overview of Finite Element Analysis.

not even 360p???

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