Module: Finite Elements Methods
|Finite Element Methods||Lecture||2||Winter Semester|
|Finite Element Methods||Recitation Section (large)||2||Winter Semester|
Prof. Otto von Estorff
Recommended Previous Knowledge:
Mechanics I (Statics, Mechanics of Materials) and
Mechanics II (Hydrostatics, Kinematics, Dynamics)
Mathematics I, II, III (in particular differential equations)
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.
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.
Students can work in small groups on specific problems to arrive at joint solutions.
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:
Workload in Hours:
Independent Study Time: 124, Study Time in Lecture: 56
Course: Finite Element Methods
Otto von Estorff
- 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)
Bathe, K.-J. (2000): Finite-Elemente-Methoden. Springer Verlag, Berlin