Content, progress and pedagogy of the
- Be able to use the finite element method in static stress
- Have knowledge of element technology, such as bar, beam, solid
and shell elements.
- Be able to apply methods for error estimation and adaptive mesh
- Be able to solve structural dynamics and vibrations problems
using methods such as free vibrations, modal methods and direct
time integration methods.
- Be able to apply nonlinear finite element methods including
solution of systems of nonlinear equations, geometrically nonlinear
problems, contact problems, and nonlinear material models.
- Be able to perform linearised buckling analysis.
- Be able to solve exercises using a commercial finite element
program (e.g., ANSYS).
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of concepts, theory and
applications of finite element analysis from a mechanical
engineering view point.
- Be able to perform linear and nonlinear static and dynamic
stress analysis including the use of commercial finite element
- Be able to apply the concepts, theories and techniques covered
in the area of linear and nonlinear finite element analysis on
- Be able to apply the concepts and theories to the solution of
relevant problems using commercial software programs.
Type of instruction
The teaching is organized in accordance with the general form of
teaching. Please see the programme cirruculum §17.
Extent and expected workload
Since it is a 5 ECTS course module the expected workload is 150
hours for the student.
|Name of exam||Finite Element Methods|
|Type of exam|
Written or oral exam
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Criteria of assessment||The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination
Policies and Procedures|