Solid mechanics, kinematics of deformation, strain tensor, traction vector, stress tensor and stress resultants. Macroscopic and infinitesimal equilibrium equations. Hooke’s law for isotropic media. Strong form of Boundary Value Problem (BVP) of solid mechanics. Weak form of BVP of solid mechanics. Derivation of finite element equations using weighted residuals. Detail development of 1D elements with concepts extended to 2D and 3D. Manipulation of continuum and discrete equations using a high level programming language. Finite element modelling concepts that include Saint Venant’s principle, linear superposition, symmetry, anti-symmetry, verification and validation.