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Finite Element Methods
Otto von Estorff
2 hours Lecture, 2 hours Exercise
Recommended Previous Knowledge:
Mechanics I (Statics, Mechanics of Materials) and Mechanics II (Hydrostatics, Kinematics, Dynamics)
Mathematics I, II, III (in particular differential equations)
- General overview on modern engineering
- Displacement method
- Hybrid formulation
- Isoparametric elements
- Numerical integration
- Solving systems of equations (statics, dynamics)
- Eigenvalue problems
- Non-linear systems
- Programming of elements (Matlab, hands-on sessions)
Knowledge: In-depth knowledge of the finite element method in combination with a broad theoretical and methodology basis.
Skills: Theory based application of sophisticated methodologies and their implementation in technical and scientific programming.
Competencies: Identification of problems; creative handling of processes with respect to scientific preparation and formulation of challenging computational problems.
Bathe, K.-J. (2000): Finite-Elemente-Methoden. Springer Verlag, Berlin
150 hours total
Credit points of this module can be found in the course plan for the corresponding course of study.