What is the finite element method?

Mechanics, discrete, statistics, ...
Post Reply
helstreak
Posts: 19
Joined: Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:00 am

What is the finite element method?

Post by helstreak » Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:58 pm

Hi,

I'm a little confused by the finite element method. What's the difference, for modeling a solid structure, in FEM and nodes connected by hookian springs and time integrated with verlet or Runge-Kutta?

Thanks

Post Reply