Laura De Lorenzis: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2022

Name Prof. Dr. Laura De Lorenzis
FieldComputational Mechanics
Professur für Numerische Mechanik
ETH Zürich, CLA J 13
Tannenstrasse 3
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 51 45
DepartmentMechanical and Process Engineering
RelationshipFull Professor

151-0079-40LSwissloop Tunneling Restricted registration - show details
Does not take place this semester.
This course is part of a one-year course. The 14 credit points will be issued at the end of FS2023 with new enrolling for the same Focus-Project in FS2023.

For MAVT BSc and ITET BSc only.

Prerequisites for the focus projects:
a. Basis examination successfully passed
b. Block 1 and 2 successfully passed

For enrollment, please contact the D-MAVT Student Administration.
0 credits15AL. De Lorenzis
AbstractStudents develop and build a product from A-Z! They work in teams and independently, learn to structure problems, to identify solutions, system analysis and simulations, as well as presentation and documentation techniques. They build the product with access to a machine shop and state of the art engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, etc).
ObjectiveThe various objectives of the Focus Project are:
- Synthesizing and deepening the theoretical knowledge from the basic courses of the 1. - 4. semester
- Team organization, work in teams, increase of interpersonal skills
- Independence, initiative, independent learning of new topic contents
- Problem structuring, solution identification in indistinct problem definitions, searches of information
- System description and simulation
- Presentation methods, writing of a document
- Ability to make decisions, implementation skills
- Workshop and industrial contacts
- Learning and recess of special knowledge
- Control of most modern engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, CAD, CAE, PDM)
151-0529-00LComputational Mechanics II: Nonlinear FEA4 credits2V + 2UL. De Lorenzis
AbstractThe course provides an introduction to non-linear finite element analysis. The treated sources of non-linearity are related to material properties (hyperelasticity, plasticity), kinematics (large deformations, instability problems) and boundary conditions (contact).
ObjectiveTo be able to address all major sources of non-linearity in theory and numerics, and to apply this knowledge to the solution of relevant problems in solid mechanics.
Content1. Introduction: various sources of nonlinearities and implications for FEA.
2. Non-linear kinematics: large deformations, stability problems.
3. Non-linear material behavior: hyperelasticity, plasticity.
4. Non-linear boundary conditions: contact problems.
Lecture notesLecture notes will be provided. However, students are encouraged to take their own notes.
Prerequisites / NoticeMechanics 1, 2, Dynamics, Continuum Mechanics I and Introduction to FEA. Ideally also Continuum Mechanics II.
173-0010-00LComputational Methods Restricted registration - show details
Only for MAS in Advanced Fundamentals of Mechatronics Engineering
5 credits11GD. Kochmann, L. De Lorenzis
AbstractThis course introduces students to numerical methods commonly used in engineering with a focus on finite element (FE) analysis. Starting with finite differences and ending with static and dynamic FE problems, students will learn the fundamental concepts of finite elements as well as their implementation and application.
ObjectiveTo understand the concepts and application of numerical techniques for the solution of initial boundary value problems in solid and structural mechanics, particularly including the finite element (FE) method for static and dynamic problems. To understand the structure of FE codes and the right use of FE technology.
ContentNumerical methods and techniques for solving initial boundary value problems in engineering solid mechanics (heat conduction, static and dynamic mechanics problems of solids and structures). Finite
difference methods, indirect and direct techniques, variational methods, main focus on the finite element (FE) method, FE analysis in small strains for applications in structural mechanics and solid
Lecture notesTyped lecture notes will be made available online.