202.669 Project Work Theory and Simulation - Strength of Materials and Computational Mechanics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, PA, 6.0h, 6.0EC


  • Semester hours: 6.0
  • Credits: 6.0
  • Type: PA Project
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to theoretically describe problems that can be assigned to mechanical engineering by means of meaningful model simplifications; to define the occurring model parameters based on literature research, self-conducted material tests or other, comprehensible considerations; to solve the resulting systems of equations analytically and/or numerically; and to interpret the results obtained in the context of the problem.

Subject of course

  • Problem definition
  • Nonlinear Finite Element methods
  • Material modeling
  • Parameter identification
  • Simulation of structures
  • Interpretation of results

Teaching methods

See course content.

Mode of examination




Examination modalities

Written report, ongoing evaluation in the course of supervision, discussion at submission of report.

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 505 Civil Engineering Science Mandatory elective


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

It is recommended to successfully complete the lecture Strength of Materials (202.664) and the exercise of the same name (202.665), the VU Engineering Mechanics (202.666) and the VU Finite Element Methods (202.653) before starting this project work.