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2023S, VU, 3.0h, 4.0EC

## Properties

• Semester hours: 3.0
• Credits: 4.0
• Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
• Format: Presence

## Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to

- derivations of various structural elements according to the structural theories,

- selection of suitable structural elements, taking into account their mechanical properties and theoretical foundations for simulating mechanical tasks,

- recognize causes of numerical problems (e.g. shear-locking, volumetric-locking) and use ways to fix them,

- recognize causes of non-linearities and apply different solution methods for non-linear problems,

- to use the finite element methods for other stationary field problems,

- to review the theory of plasticity and linear elastic fracture mechanics.

## Subject of course

Derivations of structural elements for various plate and shell theories in relation to finite element methods are discussed, conveying the theoretical basics and their application limits. Causes of various numerical problems (e.g. shear-locking and volumetric-locking) including ways to solve them, as well as causes of non-linearity and different solution methods for non-linear simulation are discussed.

The course content consists of the following topics:

- Plates based on the Reissner-Mindlin plate theory

- shells

- stationary field problems (e.g. heat conduction, flow, etc.)

- Nonlinear finite element methods

- Theory of plasticity

- Linear elastic fracture mechanics

- Linear elastic dynamics

## Teaching methods

Derivations of structural elements for various plate and shell theories in relation to finite element methods are discussed, conveying the theoretical basics and their application limits. In addition, the application of the finite element program "ABAQUS" is practiced within the framework of exercises.

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## Mode of examination

Immanent

Assignment in the master’s degree in civil engineering (study reference number: 066 505):

- Module 2 of the examination subject: Structural Engineering - Theory and Simulation (M2)

- Module 3 of the examination subject: supplementary training (M3)

The course takes place in presence mode. The exchange of information between the lecturer and the students takes place via the TUWEL course of the course. In order to gain access to the TUWEL course from the start of the semester, a non-binding electronic registration in the TISS is required. The preliminary meeting will take place on March 6, 2023 from 1 p.m. in seminar room AE U1 - 3.

Documents will be made available via the TUWEL course. This includes the examination regulations, the script, the presentation slides on the theoretical basics, the presentation slides on the exercises, the catalog of questions for the oral examination, instructions for the exercises, video clips to explain the exercises, etc.

exam mode

The prerequisite for admission to the oral examination from Finite Element Methods 2 VU is the positive completion of VU 202.653 Finite Element Methods. Exams from Finite Element Methods 2 consist of an exercise part and an oral part. In order to successfully complete the course, both parts of the examination must be passed. The exercise part consists of the exercise lectures and exercises. After the exercise lectures, data sheets with two sample calculations are to be downloaded from TUWEL and processed with the "ABAQUS" program. At the end of the elaboration period, the Abaqus input files must be uploaded to the TUWEL course of the course. In the oral exams, particular importance is attached to understanding the subject matter, a profound conceptual overview of theoretical basics and the accurate use of specialist vocabulary, see the exam regulations: https://www.imws.tuwien.ac.at/lehre/pruefungen/ examination regulations.

Oral exams are held as face-to-face exams in the lecture hall. Required technical equipment for participation in the course: A laptop with the "ABAQUS" program installed is required to work on the exercises.

certificate of achievement

The proof of performance of the course Finite Element Methods 2 is regulated under "Examination mode" and in the examination regulations, see https://www.imws.tuwien.ac.at/lehre/pruefungen/pruefungsordnungen/. The proof of performance for the face-to-face course corresponds to the proof of performance for the online course.

## Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Mon13:00 - 15:0006.03.2023 - 26.06.2023Seminarraum AE U1 - 3 VU
Mon15:00 - 17:0020.03.2023Seminarraum AE U1 - 3 Finite Elemente Methoden 2 Übungen
Mon15:00 - 17:0024.04.2023Seminarraum AE U1 - 3 Finite Elemente Methoden 2 Übungen
Mon15:00 - 17:0022.05.2023Seminarraum AE U1 - 3 Finite Elemente Methoden 2 Übungen
Mon15:00 - 17:0012.06.2023Seminarraum AE U1 - 3 Finite Elemente Methoden 2 Übungen
Mon15:00 - 17:0026.06.2023Seminarraum AE U1 - 3 Finite Elemente Methoden 2 Übungen
Finite Element Methods 2 - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Mon06.03.202313:00 - 15:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 3 VU
Mon13.03.202313:00 - 15:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 3 VU
Mon20.03.202313:00 - 15:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 3 VU
Mon20.03.202315:00 - 17:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 3 Finite Elemente Methoden 2 Übungen
Mon27.03.202313:00 - 15:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 3 VU
Mon17.04.202313:00 - 15:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 3 VU
Mon24.04.202313:00 - 15:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 3 VU
Mon24.04.202315:00 - 17:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 3 Finite Elemente Methoden 2 Übungen
Mon08.05.202313:00 - 15:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 3 VU
Mon15.05.202313:00 - 15:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 3 VU
Mon22.05.202313:00 - 15:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 3 VU
Mon22.05.202315:00 - 17:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 3 Finite Elemente Methoden 2 Übungen
Mon05.06.202313:00 - 15:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 3 VU
Mon12.06.202313:00 - 15:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 3 VU
Mon12.06.202315:00 - 17:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 3 Finite Elemente Methoden 2 Übungen
Mon19.06.202313:00 - 15:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 3 VU
Mon26.06.202313:00 - 15:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 3 VU
Mon26.06.202315:00 - 17:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 3 Finite Elemente Methoden 2 Übungen

## Examination modalities

both exercise part and an oral part

## Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Tue13:00 - 15:0025.06.2024Seminarraum AE U1 - 5 oral03.06.2024 00:00 - 23.06.2024 00:00TISSFEM2
Fri10:00 - 12:0012.07.2024Seminarraum AA 02 – 1 oral01.06.2024 00:00 - 10.07.2024 00:00TISSFEM 2

## Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
09.01.2023 00:00 28.03.2023 00:59 28.03.2023 00:59

## Curricula

Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 505 Civil Engineering Science Mandatory elective

## Literature

Lecture notes are available in the TUWEL course.

## Previous knowledge

Previous knowledge: Strenght of Materials, Structural Analysis and  Finite Element Methods

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