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KT8215 - Nonlinear Static and Dynamic Analysis by the Finite Element Method

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

Stress and strain measrues for for large deformations. Updated and total Lagrangian formulations. Numerical implementation. Finite element semi-discretization and linearization of the equilibrium equations. Explicit and implicit solution methods. Continuation methods. Variational principles. Element technology. Contact and impact.

Learning outcome

The candidates should have knowledge and understanding of the theory of nonlinear finite element methods for quasi-static and dynamic problems.

Knowledge: The candidates will understand the theoretical foundation of nonlinear finite element methods and how these methods are implemented numerically.

Skills: The candidates will be able to derive and apply the fundamental equations nonlinear finite element methods and the algorithms for numerical implementation. They will also be able to perform nonlinear finite element simulations and critically evaluate the computed results.

General competences: The candidates can apply advanced commercial nonlinear finite element software with a good understanding of the assumptions the software is based on. They can assess the quality of the simulation results. If necessary, they should be able to develop their own nonlinear finite element program. The students have a good basis for reading scientific articles within the subject. Furthermore, they are able to publish research at an international level, where use and development of nonlinear finite element software is central.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, study groups and project work. The teaching will be in English when students who do not speak Norwegian follow the course. In this case, examination papers will be given in English only but students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written assessments. To pass the course a score of at least 70 percent is required.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Lecture notes. Textbook: Ted Belytschko, Wing Kam Liu, Brian Moran, Khalil Elkhodary, Nonlinear Finite Elements for Continua and Structures, 2nd Edition, 2013 (ISBN: 978-1-118-63270-3).

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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 7

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Structural Engineering

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Examination

Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
Examination

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