151-0529-00L Computational Mechanics II: Nonlinear FEA
|Semester||Autumn Semester 2020|
|Lecturers||L. De Lorenzis|
|Periodicity||yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Abstract||The course provides an introduction to non-linear finite element analysis. The treated sources of non-linearity are related to material properties (e.g. plasticity), kinematics (large deformations, instability problems) and boundary conditions (contact).|
|Objective||To 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.|
|Content||1. 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 notes||Lecture notes will be provided. However, students are encouraged to take their own notes.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Mechanics 1, 2, Dynamics, Continuum Mechanics I and Introduction to FEA. Ideally also Continuum Mechanics II.|