Samer Adeeb


Introduction to Solid Mechanics

& Finite Element Analysis


The objective of these pages is to introduce various concepts of solid mechanics and finite element analysis to interested Engineering students. As solid mechanics borrows many of its ideas from linear analysis, I have included an introductory section on linear algebra with the hopes that a student would differentiate between pure “Mathematical” and “Physical” concepts.


I was introduced to Mathematica around 2007. Ever since, I have been a faithful fan. Mathematica frees the users from manipulating equations and formulas and thus frees their minds to understand the underlying theory. For the various examples within the site, I have provided the Mathematica code that a student can use to solve the same example. In addition, the interactive tools are implemented using webMathematica which allows me to use the Mathematica code to produce interactive web examples. If you are interested in the webMathematica code, you can request it by sending me a message.


My name is Samer Adeeb. I am an associate professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta. I teach solid mechanics and finite element analysis. I have been teaching these courses since I joined the University in 2007. Read More