TME245 TME245 Finite element method - structures lp3 VT21 (7.5 hp)
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- apply the finite element method to solve problems for structural components, such as beams and plates, - apply the finite element method to non-linear problems, in particular for non-linearities with respect to non-linear constitutive relations (e.g. material behavior), - evaluate and choose suitable iterative method for solving a non-linear problem, - apply the finite element method to linearized pre-buckling theory, in terms of beams and plates, - explain the fundamental aspects of general stability problems for a fully nonlinear problem, - explain the inputs, connections and steps in a FEM program required for solving nonlinear problems and linearized pre-buckling stability analysis, - implement a simple finite element code for non-linear problems and linearized pre-buckling analysis in the MATLAB software, using the finite element toolbox CALFEM, - critically review the capabilities of commercial finite element codes, - compute solutions to basic solid mechanics problems using the commercial FE-software ABAQUS
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