202.670 Project Work Theory and Simulation - Simulation of Materials and Structures
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 

- to analyze the load-bearing behavior of selected components or building structures using FEM

- to identify the depth of structural modeling required for this

- correctly interpret the calculation results

- Derive conclusions for solving the task

Subject of course

Application of non-linear finite element methods with Abaqus or RFEM

Identification and realization/implementation of suitable material modelling

Realization of realistic structure simulations with interpretation and documentation of the results

Parameter studies as a basis for further structural optimization

Teaching methods

Finite element method, methods and concepts for strengths of materials

Mode of examination




Examination modalities


(Submission of a technical report and presentation of the results)

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 505 Civil Engineering Science Mandatory elective


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

BAC degree

VU Engineering Mechanics

VU Structural Analysis Software

VU Finite Element Methods