The

**finite element method**(**FEM**) or**finite element analysis**(**FEA**), is a numerical method for solving problems of engineering and mathematical physics. To solve the problem, it subdivides a large problem into smaller, simpler parts that are called finite**elements**.Similarly, it is asked, what is nodal displacement?

Nodes will have

**nodal**(vector)**displacements**or degrees of freedom which may include translations, rotations, and for special applications, higher order derivatives of**displacements**. When the nodes displace, they will drag the elements along in a certain manner dictated by the element formulation.What is a nodal force?

32.3.1 Internal

**Nodal Forces**. The internal**nodal forces**for an element can be defined as the**forces**(moments) the element exhibits at its environment through its nodes, which are caused by the internal element stresses only.