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2021W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC

## Properties

• Semester hours: 2.0
• Credits: 3.0
• Type: VO Lecture
• Format: Hybrid

## Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

… explain the general procedure for a FEM analysis
... derive the weak form of partial differential equations relevant in engineering

... explain the term "discretization"

... describe and employ different types of interpolation functions

... assemble the system matrix

...recognize and describe different types of finite element meshes

... explain the isoparametric principal

## Subject of course

The participants will be guided towards independently discretizing and solving a given partial differential equation. In particular, topics such as choice of basis functions, boundary conditions, and solution methods are essential to the course. The mathematical foundation is touched upon. The lecture is oriented towards partial differential equations relevant in engineering (e.g., solid mechanics or fluid mechanics). Common mistakes when using numerical methods are discussed.

## Teaching methods

Online lecture with power point presentation, derivation of equations, explaining sketches and figures; discussion of case studies

## Mode of examination

Written

This course will be delivered in German language!

Lecture Notes (in German language) can be downloaded by students, who have been subscibed this course in TISS, by registering in group SK.

The lecture units will take place on Tuesdays from 12:15 to 14:30.

## Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Tue12:00 - 15:0005.10.2021 - 07.12.2021 Link will be announced via TUWEL (LIVE)Fundamentals Finite Element Methods
Fundamentals of Finite Element Methods - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Tue05.10.202112:00 - 15:00 Link will be announced via TUWELFundamentals Finite Element Methods
Tue12.10.202112:00 - 15:00 Link will be announced via TUWELFundamentals Finite Element Methods
Tue19.10.202112:00 - 15:00 Link will be announced via TUWELFundamentals Finite Element Methods
Tue09.11.202112:00 - 15:00 Link will be announced via TUWELFundamentals Finite Element Methods
Tue16.11.202112:00 - 15:00 Link will be announced via TUWELFundamentals Finite Element Methods
Tue23.11.202112:00 - 15:00 Link will be announced via TUWELFundamentals Finite Element Methods
Tue30.11.202112:00 - 15:00 Link will be announced via TUWELFundamentals Finite Element Methods
Tue07.12.202112:00 - 15:00 Link will be announced via TUWELFundamentals Finite Element Methods

## Examination modalities

The exam is in written format and at least half of the obtainable points are required to pass. If cheating is suspected with regard to a candidate during the examination, we additionally reserve the right to use further means, such as follow-up questions to check the plausibility of answers, after the examination.

ALL EXAMS ARE IN GERMAN LANGUAGE ONLY!

## Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Wed14:00 - 16:0014.06.2023FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB written13.05.2023 09:00 - 13.06.2023 17:00TISSMitte SS 2023
Wed15:00 - 17:0027.09.2023FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB written26.08.2023 09:00 - 26.09.2023 17:00TISSEnde SS 2023
Fri16:00 - 18:0020.10.2023FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB written19.09.2023 09:00 - 19.10.2023 17:00TISSAnfang WS 2023/2024
Fri14:00 - 16:0017.11.2023FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB written13.10.2023 09:00 - 13.11.2023 17:00TISSMitte WS 2023/2024
Wed16:00 - 18:0024.01.2024Informatikhörsaal - ARCH-INF written17.12.2023 09:00 - 23.01.2024 17:00TISSEnde WS 2023/2024
Wed14:00 - 16:0020.03.2024FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB written20.02.2024 09:00 - 19.03.2024 17:00TISSAnfang SS 2024
Fri10:00 - 12:0019.04.2024FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB written01.04.2024 09:00 - 18.04.2024 17:00TISSMitte SS 2024
Wed14:00 - 16:0019.06.2024FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB written18.05.2024 09:00 - 18.06.2024 17:00TISSEnde SS 2024

## Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
05.09.2021 08:00 31.03.2022 23:59 31.03.2022 23:59

## Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
SK05.08.2021 08:0011.06.2022 23:59

## Curricula

Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 245 Mechanical Engineering Mandatory5. Semester
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
033 282 Mechanical Engineering - Management Mandatory
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 473 Chemical and Process Engineering Mandatory elective
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management Not specified
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
700 Mechanical Engineering Mandatory6. Semester
734 Apparatus, Plant and Process Engineering Mandatory8. Semester
735 Chemical Engineering Mandatory8. Semester

## Literature

K.-J. Bathe: Finite Elemente Methoden, Springer Verlag, 1986;

Zienkiewicz, Taylor: The Finite Element Method, Fourth Edition, Mc Graw Hill, 1989; T.J.R.

Hughes: The Finite Element Method, Prentice Hall, 1987

## Previous knowledge

Knowledge in mechanics and linear algebra

German