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This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.


Mathematical foundation, virtual work, strong and weak formulation of problems in theory of elasticity, element and system stiffness matrices. Interpolation and shape functions. Mapped elements and numerical integration. Applications in 2- and 3-dimensional problems. Modelling FEA using software.

Learning outcome

After completing this course the student should :
  • Have a basic understanding of the finite element method, its approximations and possible errors and pitfalls
  • Be able to use the method for problems in solid and structural mechanics

Contents

Mathematical foundation, virtual work, strong and weak formulation of problems in theory of elasticity, element and system stiffness matrices. Interpolation and shape functions. Mapped elements and numerical integration. Applications in 2- and 3-dimensional problems. Modelling FEA using software.

Required prerequisite knowledge

None.

Recommended previous knowledge

MSK530 Mechanics of Solids, Advanced Course

Exam

Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam1/13 hoursA - FValid calculator.

Coursework requirements

Tutorials
A total of 3 lab works (PC-labs) and 3 (written) assignments will be given.
All lab work as well as the written assignments must be approved in order to take the exam.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Ove Mikkelsen
Coordinator laboratory exercises
Adugna Deressa Akessa
Head of Department
Tor Henning Hemmingsen

Method of work

Lectures together with MSK540 in 6 weeks , 4 hours lectures and 2 hours problem solving per week.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Finite Element Methods, advanced course part 1 (MOM170_1) 5
Finite Element Methods, Advanced Course (MSK540_1) 5

Open to

Master studies at the Faculty of Science and Technology.

Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering.

Course assessment

By form and/or by discussions in class in accordance with university regulations.

Literature

Cook, R.D, Malkus, D.S and Plesha, M.E and Witt, R.J: Concepts and Applications of Finite Element Analysis, Fourth Ed. Wiley 2001, Course notes.


This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

Sist oppdatert: 22.08.2019