Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) - University of Port Harcourt
Vol. 21, No. 5, 2017, pp. 999-1002
Bioline Code: ja17115
Full paper language: English
Document type: Review Article
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 21, No. 5, 2017, pp. 999-1002
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Review on Finite Element Method|
ERHUNMWUN, ID & IKPONMWOSA, UB
In this work, we have discussed what Finite Element Method (FEM) is, its historical development,
advantages and its future. The eventual intension of using FEM is to determine the nodal solution of a particular
problem under study. The power of FEM is its ability to discretize complex problems and analyse it part by part.
Irrespective of the geometry of the problem, with proper mesh refinement, FEM provides very accurate solution.
Therefore, FEM is a technique in which a given domain is represented as a collection of simple domains, called finite
elements, so that it is possible to systematically construct the approximation functions needed in a variational or
weighted-residual approximation of the solution of a problem over each element.
Weak Formulation; Discretisation; Numerical methods; Finite element method; Global equations; Nodal solution.