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2019S, UE, 2.5h, 4.0EC

## Properties

• Semester hours: 2.5
• Credits: 4.0
• Type: UE Exercise

## Aim of course

Partial differential equations play an outstanding role in engineering sciences and applications. The Maxwell equations for electromagnetic fields, the Navier-Stokes equations for fluids or the equations from elasticity theory are only a few examples. To solve such equations the finite element method is often used in practice. In this lecture, we present the necessary foundations for using the finite element method. We introduce the fundamental theory but above all the participants will implement important application examples using open source software and will learn practical aspects of the finite element method in this manner.

## Subject of course

We start with a modern formulation of the finite element method and study how the method can be applied to engineering problems. We focus on example problems like the heat equation and the Maxwell equations which the participants will solve numerically. For the implementation of the numerical solutions we rely on open source software for the Python programming language. Additionally, we also take a look at aspects like mesh generation, time-dependent solutions and convergence.

## Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Thu13:00 - 15:0007.03.2019 - 27.06.2019 Library E366, Gusshausstrasse 27-29, 1. floor, room CD0112Lecture and Exercise
Mon13:00 - 15:0029.04.2019 Library E366, Gusshausstrasse 27-29, 1. floor, room CD0112Lecture and Exercise
Wed13:00 - 15:0029.05.2019 Meetingroom ISAS, Gusshausstrasse 27-29, Room CB0102Lecture and Exercise
Wed13:00 - 15:0019.06.2019 Library E366, Gusshausstrasse 27-29, 1. floor, room CD0112Lecture and Exercise
Practical Introduction to the Finite Element Method - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Thu07.03.201913:00 - 15:00 Library E366, Gusshausstrasse 27-29, 1. floor, room CD0112Lecture and Exercise
Thu14.03.201913:00 - 15:00 Library E366, Gusshausstrasse 27-29, 1. floor, room CD0112Lecture and Exercise
Thu21.03.201913:00 - 15:00 Library E366, Gusshausstrasse 27-29, 1. floor, room CD0112Lecture and Exercise
Thu28.03.201913:00 - 15:00 Library E366, Gusshausstrasse 27-29, 1. floor, room CD0112Lecture and Exercise
Thu04.04.201913:00 - 15:00 Library E366, Gusshausstrasse 27-29, 1. floor, room CD0112Lecture and Exercise
Thu11.04.201913:00 - 15:00 Library E366, Gusshausstrasse 27-29, 1. floor, room CD0112Lecture and Exercise
Mon29.04.201913:00 - 15:00 Library E366, Gusshausstrasse 27-29, 1. floor, room CD0112Lecture and Exercise
Thu09.05.201913:00 - 15:00 Library E366, Gusshausstrasse 27-29, 1. floor, room CD0112Lecture and Exercise
Thu16.05.201913:00 - 15:00 Library E366, Gusshausstrasse 27-29, 1. floor, room CD0112Lecture and Exercise
Thu23.05.201913:00 - 15:00 Library E366, Gusshausstrasse 27-29, 1. floor, room CD0112Lecture and Exercise
Wed29.05.201913:00 - 15:00 Meetingroom ISAS, Gusshausstrasse 27-29, Room CB0102Lecture and Exercise
Thu06.06.201913:00 - 15:00 Library E366, Gusshausstrasse 27-29, 1. floor, room CD0112Lecture and Exercise
Thu13.06.201913:00 - 15:00 Library E366, Gusshausstrasse 27-29, 1. floor, room CD0112Lecture and Exercise
Wed19.06.201913:00 - 15:00 Library E366, Gusshausstrasse 27-29, 1. floor, room CD0112Lecture and Exercise
Thu27.06.201913:00 - 15:00 Library E366, Gusshausstrasse 27-29, 1. floor, room CD0112Lecture and Exercise

## Examination modalities

Individual appointment of oral examination!

## Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
04.02.2019 12:00 06.03.2019 23:59 06.03.2019 23:59

## Literature

No lecture notes are available.

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