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2023W, VU, 3.0h, 4.0EC

## Properties

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

## Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to

1.  derive the basic equations of the finite element method (in the context of the linear elasticity theory), to discuss relationships between essential parameters and to competently evaluate the results of finite element calculations.

2.  program a simple finite element code for the calculation of unknown deformation quantities (in the context of the linear elasticity theory) and to display the result fields graphically.

3.  edit simple 2D and 3D problems in commercial finite element software. This includes entering the geometry, defining material properties and boundary conditions, selecting suitable finite element types and mesh generation, and interpreting and evaluating the results.

## Subject of course

Capacity of FEM; equations of motion for finite elements; shell elements; numeric integration; MATLAB-codes for FEM; commercial codes for FEM

## Teaching methods

Structured lectures based on Powerpoint presentations, in coordination with the existing written teaching materials. Program implementation of a small finite element code. Application examples with commercial finite element software.

## Mode of examination

Immanent

This lecture will be held in a hybrid manner. The lectures will be held face-to-face at the university. The exercise units will be made available through TUWEL as recorded lectures. For each block, there will be a question-and-answer session. These sessions will be held face-to-face.

Due to the increasing interest in this lecture and limited human and room resources, this lecture is primarily offered to master students, who may sign up with mid of August. Please note that registering for the course is indispensable.

For the exercises, basic programming skills are required. A short introduction to MATLAB is provided. Nevertheless, visiting the lecture Programmieren im Bauingenieurwesen Einführung und Grundlagen may help to learn the basic concepts needed for the course.

Assignment to master program Civil Engineering (code: 066 505):
Modulus 1 of specialization "Theorie und Simulation";
Modulus 3 of other specialization programs.

## Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Tue14:00 - 16:0010.10.2023 - 23.01.2024Seminarraum AE U1 - 4 Vorlesung
Wed10:00 - 12:0008.11.2023 - 29.11.2023Seminarraum AE U1 - 4 Übung
Wed10:00 - 12:0006.12.2023 - 13.12.2023Seminarraum AE U1 - 4 Übung
Wed10:00 - 12:0010.01.2024 - 17.01.2024Seminarraum AE U1 - 4 Übung
Tue14:00 - 16:0023.01.2024Seminarraum AE U1 - 7 Vorlesung
Finite Elements Methods - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Tue10.10.202314:00 - 16:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 4 Vorlesung
Tue17.10.202314:00 - 16:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 4 Vorlesung
Tue24.10.202314:00 - 16:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 4 Vorlesung
Tue31.10.202314:00 - 16:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 4 Vorlesung
Tue07.11.202314:00 - 16:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 4 Vorlesung
Wed08.11.202310:00 - 12:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 4 Übung
Tue14.11.202314:00 - 16:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 4 Vorlesung
Tue21.11.202314:00 - 16:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 4 Vorlesung
Wed22.11.202310:00 - 12:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 4 Übung
Tue28.11.202314:00 - 16:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 4 Vorlesung
Wed29.11.202310:00 - 12:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 4 Übung
Tue05.12.202314:00 - 16:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 4 Vorlesung
Wed06.12.202310:00 - 12:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 4 Übung
Tue12.12.202314:00 - 16:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 4 Vorlesung
Wed13.12.202310:00 - 12:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 4 Übung
Tue19.12.202314:00 - 16:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 4 Vorlesung
Tue09.01.202414:00 - 16:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 4 Vorlesung
Wed10.01.202410:00 - 12:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 4 Übung
Tue16.01.202414:00 - 16:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 4 Vorlesung
Wed17.01.202410:00 - 12:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 4 Übung

## Examination modalities

• Oral exam on the lecture contents
• Submission of several programming tasks and a written report

## Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
18.09.2023 09:00 06.10.2023 23:55 06.10.2023 23:55

### Registration modalities

Registration is required for the lecture.

### Precondition

The student has to be enrolled for at least one of the studies listed below

## Curricula

Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 505 Civil Engineering Science Mandatory elective

## Literature

Lecture notes for this course are available and will be distributed via TUWEL.

Zienkiewicz, O. C., and Taylor, R. L.: The Finite Element Method, Fifth Ed., Volume 1 - 3, Butterworth Heinemann, 2000

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

## Previous knowledge

Accompanying courses

242.031 SE Programming in Civil Engineering Introduction and basics

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