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TMR4190 - Finite Element Methods in Structural Analysis

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

Energy principles for establishing stiffness relationships for beam - , plane stress - and plate bending problems. Global stiffness relationship achieved by element properties. Superelement and substructure techniques. Use of computer programs in finite element analysis. Examples of modelling of marine structures.

Learning outcome

After completion of this subject the student should understand the basis for finite element analysis of structures, be able to carry out finite element analysis with an existing computer program as well as critically assess the calculation results. The student should be able to:
- Understand the energy principles that form the basis for the Finite Element Method.
- Understand how the stiffness relationships for a structure can be established.
- Understand what is meant by super-element and substructure techniques and what is the purpose of such techniques.
- Understand which criteria that need to be fulfilled to ensure that a Finite Element Method should converge towards the exact solution when the mesh size is decreased.
- Understand which sources of error can influence the results of finite element analysis; including discretization errors and round offerrors occuring during solving the resulting equation system.
- Be able to establish the stiffness relationship for elements for trussworks, frames, thin plates with membrane or lateral loads; i.e plane stress and plate bending problems based on energy principles and interpolation of the displacement fields.
- Be able to explain how the stiffness relation for the (global) structure can be established by means of the element stiffness
- Be able to carry out a finite element analysis of a frame structure and a steel plated structure with membrane stresses by using a relevant computer program and critically assess the results of the analysis.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises, including mandatory computer exercises. The subject will be lectured in English.

Compulsory assignments

  • Øvinger

Further on evaluation

Examination papers will be given in English only.
Postponed/repeated exams may be oral.

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

T. Moan: Finite Element Modelling and Analysis of Marine Structures, Department of Marine Technology, NTNU, September 2003.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIN1040 7.5
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Facts

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

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2018

No.of lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 6
No.of specialization hours: 3

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Marine Technology

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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 C 2018-12-17 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
SL120 Sluppenvegen 14 2
DL31 Låven 51
SL238 Sluppenvegen 14 1
Summer UTS Written examination 100/100 C 2019-08-14 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
SL120 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL111 lyseblå sone Sluppenvegen 14 7
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