Chennai Mathematical Institute


Date: Tuesday, 06 June 2023
Time: 10:00 AM
Venue : Virtual Mode
A Short Introduction To The Finite Element Method

Neela Nataraj
IIT Bombay.


The finite element method (FEM), introduced by engineers in the late 1950s and 1960s, is a numerical technique employed to solve problems described by ordinary and partial differential equations with appropriate boundary /initial conditions and problems involving functional minimization. The initial part of the talk will focus on the application of FEM to two-point boundary value problems, providing insights from both mathematical and engineering viewpoints. The subsequent part will discuss a range of linear and nonlinear problems in different applications where FEM has proven to be successful.

The target audience for this presentation is undergraduate and postgraduate students in Mathematics.

About the Speaker: Prof. Neela Nataraj is the Institute Chair Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Dean of Faculty Affairs at the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. Apart from several prestigious awards, Prof. Nataraj is also a fellow of the Indian Academy and the National Academy of Sciences. She has been closely associated with the IWM, Indian Women in Mathematics, and has served as a chair and member of the executive committee.