This is an advanced course to finite element methods with applications to problems in mechanical and structural engineering.
Course description for study year 2021-2022. Please note that changes may occur.
Semester tution start
Number of semesters
Language of instruction
Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science
After completing the course the student should have:
An overall understanding of the finite element method and knowledge of the approaches made and possible sources of error
Be able to use the method to problems in elasticity theory and structural mechanics, both static and dynamic, and the general field problems as heat conduction.
Be able to develop a code in MATLAB / CALFEM for analysis using the finite element method. Have experience using general purpose finite element software
Mathematical foundation , strong and week formulation of the elasticity problem and general field problems, shape functions, mapped elements and numerical integration, Accuracy and adaptive methods, Application in 2 - and 3 dimensional theory of elasticity ( plain stress and plane strain, axisymmetric stress analysis, solids, plate bending and shells) as well as heat conduction. Introduction to dynamic problems and some non-linear problems. Finite element modelling. Use of general purpose finite element software.
Required prerequisite knowledge
BYG140 Structural Mechanics 1
Form of assessment
A - F
3 lab works (PC-lab) and 3 written assignments
All 3 lab works and 3 assignments must be approved in order to take the written exam.