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 Course module: 201900091
 201900091Advanced Topics in Finite Element Methods (ATFEM)
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Course module201900091
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr.ir. R. Loendersloot
E-mailr.loendersloot@utwente.nl
Lecturer(s)
 Examiner dr.ir. R. Loendersloot Contactperson for the course dr.ir. R. Loendersloot Lecturer dr.ir. E.S. Perdahcioglu
Starting block
 1B
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
 Aims
 body { font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial } table { font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial } After the course, the student is able to: Apply constraint equations by the Lagrangian multiplier technique and the penalty method, analyze the choice between these methods and synthesize the best choice in a given mechanical problem based on the main characteristics of the method and the problem at hand; Explain the basics of direct and iterative solvers for linear systems and their applicability and synthesize the best solution method for a given problem in the mechanical domain; Explain the principles of modelling strategies for large and complex structures (e.g. sub-modelling and sub-structuring) and formulate a solution approach for a given problem in the mechanical domain; Analyze different types of dynamic analyses (natural frequency, harmonic and implicit or explicit transient), formulate a solution approach and evaluate the results of such a dynamic analysis; Analyze and evaluate the accuracy of a FEM solution of a given mechanical problem, using error estimators; Recognize numerical phenomena such as locking and formulate a strategy to resolve the negative effect of such phenomena for a given problem in the mechanical domain; Explain the differences between shell and continuum elements and formulate an effective modelling strategy for a mechanical problem in which the choice between these types of elements is relevant; Apply solution techniques for non-linear sets of equations including numerical stabilization methods. Analyze geometrical nonlinearities that occur in structural analysis, synthesize a modelling approach for a given nonlinear problem and evaluate results of such a problem. Apply a linear stability analysis to structures and evaluate the results of such an analysis.
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Assumed previous knowledge
 Mandatory: BSc in Mechanical Engineering or equivalentRecommended:Fundamentals of Numerical Methods
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Required materials
Book
 Concepts and Applications of Finite Element Analysis, R.D. Cook, D.S. Malkus, M.E. Plesha, R.J. Witt, 4th ed., ISBN 0-471-35605-0
Software