# 651-4144-00L  Introduction to Finite Element Modelling in Geosciences

 Semester Spring Semester 2021 Lecturers A. Rozel, P. Sanan Periodicity yearly recurring course Language of instruction English

### Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
651-4144-00 GIntroduction to Finite Element Modelling in Geosciences
1-week block course during the summer semester break ==> Monday 19 July to Friday 23 July 2021
40s hrsA. Rozel, P. Sanan

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 Abstract Introduction to programming the Finite Element Method (FEM) in 1D and 2D. Objective Topics covered include thermal diffusion, elasticity, Stokes flow, isoparametric elements, and code verification using the method of manufactured solutions. The focus is on hands-on programming, and you will learn how to write FEM codes starting with an empty MATLAB script. Content Course content includes brief derivation and implementation details for the Finite Element Method (FEM) for thermal diffusion, linear elasticity, and incompressible Stokes flow, using numerical quadrature and isoparametric elements. 1-dimensional examples are extended to 2 dimensions. Code verification is introduced, using the method of manufactured solutions. The focus is on hands-on programming; course exercises encourage development of a series of increasingly-complex codes, starting with an empty MATLAB script. A final project allows students flexibility to apply the method to an application of interest or to a standard problem.Note: proficient users of numerical Python are free to use that environment, instead of MATLAB. Lecture notes The script will be made available online. Literature There is no mandatory literature. Some recommended literature will be discussed and made available during the course. Prerequisites / Notice Good knowledge of MATLAB (or self-sufficiency with numerical Python), linear algebra, and knowledge of programming the finite difference method.The following courses are recommended before attending this course:651-4241-00L Numerical Modelling I and II: Theory and Applications651-4007-00L Continuum Mechanics651-4003-00L Numerical Modelling of Rock Deformation

### Performance assessment

 Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again) Performance assessment as a semester course ECTS credits 2 credits Examiners A. Rozel, P. Sanan Type graded semester performance Language of examination English Repetition Repetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

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