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2024S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC

## Properties

• Semester hours: 2.0
• Credits: 3.0
• Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
• Format: Hybrid

## Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to explain the basics of finite element methods, to describe FEM trial or interpolation functions, to specify the matrix formulation of the basic FE equation and to explain the individual terms, to give the basic of numerical integration, to perform a linear finite element analysis using simple examples and to identify typical problems with simulation results.

## Subject of course

Revisiting of vector and matrix concepts Comparison of classical and FEM solution concepts for a simple example problem Introduction of weighted residuals, Ritz Ansatz Interpolation and trial functions Matrix formulation of finite element equations Steps of a linear Finite Element analysis Numerical integration Discretization: element types, mesh refinement Practical questions: model generation, analysis of results

## Teaching methods

Flipped classrom lecture: Videos in TUWEL are available for self-study, followed by live discussions (only in person) on the announced dates.

In addition, there are homework assignments related to the lecture which include computations and practical examples.

The entire course will be organized via TUWEL.

## Mode of examination

Immanent

Flipped classrom lecture: Videos in TUWEL are available for self-study, followed by live discussions (only in person) on the announced dates.

The mode of the lecture may change in course of the pandemic situation.

## Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Wed13:00 - 14:0006.03.2024 GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT, Getreidemarkt 9, Bauteil BA Hochhaus, 2. OGLive Session 1
Wed15:00 - 18:0020.03.2024 GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT, Getreidemarkt 9, Bauteil BA Hochhaus, 2. OGLive Session 2
Wed13:00 - 16:0010.04.2024 GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT, Getreidemarkt 9, Bauteil BA Hochhaus, 2. OGLive Session 3
Wed13:00 - 16:0024.04.2024 GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT, Getreidemarkt 9, Bauteil BA Hochhaus, 2. OGLive Session 4

## Examination modalities

Homework and a written exam.

## Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Wed13:00 - 15:0004.06.2025 GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT, Getreidemarkt 9, Bauteil BA Hochhaus, 2. OGwrittenunknown317.039 Introduction to Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics

## Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
14.02.2024 00:00 13.03.2024 12:00 13.03.2024 12:00

## Curricula

Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 434 Materials Sciences Mandatory
066 646 Computational Science and Engineering Not specified
066 646 Computational Science and Engineering Not specified

## Literature

Course material will be provided in TUWEL.

English