Module Description

Module: Finite Elements Methods

Courses:

TitleTypeHrs/WeekPeriod
Finite Element MethodsLecture2Winter Semester
Finite Element MethodsRecitation Section (large)2Winter Semester

Module Responsibility:

Prof. Otto von Estorff

Admission Requirements:

None

Recommended Previous Knowledge:

Mechanics I (Statics, Mechanics of Materials) and Mechanics II (Hydrostatics, Kinematics, Dynamics)
Mathematics I, II, III (in particular differential equations)

Educational Objectives:

Professional Competence

Theoretical Knowledge

The students possess an in-depth knowledge regarding the derivation of the finite element method and are able to give an overview of the theoretical and methodical basis of the method.

Capabilities

The students are capable to handle engineering problems by formulating suitable finite elements, assembling the corresponding system matrices, and solving the resulting system of equations.

Personal Competence

Social Competence

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Autonomy

The students are able to independently solve challenging computational problems and develop own finite element routines. Problems can be identified and the results are critically scrutinized.

ECTS-Credit Points Module:

6 ECTS

Examination:

Written exam

Workload in Hours:

Independent Study Time: 124, Study Time in Lecture: 56


Course: Finite Element Methods

Lecturer:

Otto von Estorff

Language:

English

Period:

Winter Semester

Content:

- General overview on modern engineering
- Displacement method
- Hybrid formulation
- Isoparametric elements
- Numerical integration
- Solving systems of equations (statics, dynamics)
- Eigenvalue problems
- Non-linear systems
- Applications
- Programming of elements (Matlab, hands-on sessions)
- Applications

Literature:

Bathe, K.-J. (2000): Finite-Elemente-Methoden. Springer Verlag, Berlin

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