325.097 Implementation of a Finite Element Program
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020W, VU, 3.0h, 4.0EC


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

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to

  • name all important modules of a typical finite element programs and explain their functionality
  • develop a feasible concept for the implementation for a particular module
  • implement this module in a given framework
  • critically evaluate and test the implementation
  • explain the reason for the chosen solution strategy
  • document their work in a technical report

Additionally, student should improve their ability to

  • work in teams in an efficient and organised manner
  • critically review the work of others
  • give constructive feedback

Subject of course

Aufbauend auf die in dem Modul „Grundlagen der Finite Elemente Methode“ behandelten Inhalte, werden zunächst allgemeine Themen wie Versionskontrolle, Planung und Test einer Implementierung vorgestellt. Nach der Vorstellung möglicher Themen für Implementierungsprojekte, programmieren die Studierenden FE Routinen oder erweitern bestehende Programme. Die Implementierungen  werden anhand selbst zu entwickelnder Testfälle validiert. Abschließend wird das erweiterte Programm auf konkrete Problemstellungen angewandt.

Teaching methods

This is a team-learning course: After a recapitulation of the necessary fundamentals and the introduction of used tools (lectures) the students collaborate within small teams to complete a project in the subject area of the course. The project progress is presented and discussed with all course participants in 3 workshops during the semester. Weekly question and answers sessions are offered to provide additional regular feedback.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Further information can be found in TUWEL



Course dates

Mon12:30 - 14:0012.10.2020 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/93066123210 (LIVE)Course Information

Examination modalities

The course is graded based on the presentations and discussions during the workshops and the final project report.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.09.2020 00:00 12.10.2020 23:55 04.11.2020 23:00

Registration modalities:

Please sign up for the course if you are interested, groups will be organised via TUWEL


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No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

The course is aimed at students with good basic knowledge of the FE method who wish to specialise in this field (e.g. diploma thesis).

Preceding courses