101-0159-00L  Method of Finite Elements II

SemesterAutumn Semester 2017
LecturersE. Chatzi, G. Abbiati, K. Agathos
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


101-0159-00 GMethod of Finite Elements II2 hrs
Thu12:45-14:30HIL D 10.2 »
E. Chatzi, G. Abbiati, K. Agathos

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AbstractBasic theoretical and procedural concepts of the method of finite elements (FE) for the analysis of
- Plasticity
- Large Displacement Problems
- Fracture Mechanics
- Nonlinear Dynamics
- Thermomechanics
ObjectiveThe class overviews advanced topics of the Method of Finite Elements, beyond linear elasticity. The concepts are introduced via theory, numerical examples, demonstrators and computer labs.

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Useful (optional) Reading:
- Nonlinear Finite Elements of Continua and Structures, T. Belytschko, W.K. Liu, and B. Moran.
- Bathe, K.J., Finite Element Procedures, Prentice Hall, 1996.
- Crisfield, M.A., Remmers, J.J. and Verhoosel, C.V., 2012. Nonlinear finite element analysis of solids and structures. John Wiley & Sons.
- De Souza Neto, E.A., Peric, D. and Owen, D.R., 2011. Computational methods for plasticity: theory and applications. John Wiley & Sons.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersE. Chatzi, G. Abbiati, K. Agathos
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

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