Course - Finite Element Methods in Engineering Science - TKT4145
TKT4145 - Finite Element Methods in Engineering Science
Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades
The course includes finite element discretisation via weak form formulation of various differential equations for multiphysics problems. The main applications are 2- and 3-dimensional field problems in heat conduction and elasticity problems. Finite element formulations of diffusion problem will also be addressed. The popular finite element program ABAQUS will be used.
This multiphysics-oriented course gives a detailed introduction to the finite element methods used for solving different field problems in engineering science and multiphysics domains, including structural, heat transfer as well as fluid mechanics problems. Formulation, understanding and practice of the finite element methods will be emphasized. Finite element method for engineering sciences has the following objectives: Knowledge: Candidates will learn the knowledge of - Formulations for 1D, 2D and 3D stress problems - Formulations for various multiphysics problems problems - Strong form, weak form and Galerkin method - Interpolation functions for various elements - Iso-parametric elements - Stiffness matrix and load vectors - Numerical integration methods - Convergence criterion - Analysis of finite element analysis results - Structure of a finite element program Skills: Candidates will be able to: - Use the Galerkin method to derive the finite element equation for a given differential equation - Derive the stiffness matrix and load vectors of 1D elements in detail - Derive the load vectors for plane elements - Establish interpolation functions for simple elements - Build the global stiffness matrix equations based on single element equation - Use multi-purpose finite element program ABAQUS to solve a number of engineering problems General competence: Candidates will: - Know the fundamentals of finite element methods for solving diverse multiphysics problems - Understand how the finite element calculations were carried out - are able to critically review the finite element results obtained
Learning methods and activities
Lectures and exercises. 2/3 of the exercises approved is minimum for exam admittance. A computer exercise based on the ABAQUS program is mandatory. Lectures, exercises and examination papers will be given in English only. Students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written assessments.
Further on evaluation
If there is a resit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.
Recommended previous knowledge
The course is based on basic courses in statics, strength of materials
N. Ottosen & H. Pettersson: Introduction to the Finite Element Method (preliminary); Jacob Fish and Ted Belytschko: A First Course in Finite Elements; Zhiliang Zhang: Finite Element Method Lecture notes.
Credits: 7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level
Term no.: 1
Teaching semester: SPRING 2024
Language of instruction: English
- Technological subjects
Examination arrangement: School exam
- Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
- Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D 2024-05-29 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates SL311 Sluppenvegen 14 17
- Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
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.
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