Numerical analysis of structures
- Department of Mechanics
Overview of direct stiffness method of structural mechanics. Weak solution of one-dimensional elasticity equations. Galerkin method, Gauss integration, principle of the Finite Element method. Steady state heat conduction in one dimension. Two-dimensional heat conduction problem, triangular finite elements. Two-dimensional elasticity problems. Euler-Bernoulli beam elements. Convergence of FEM, error estimates.
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- Study Objective:
Students will understand all essential steps of FEM and will be able to apply it to the basic problems of structural mechanics and heat transfer problems. A basic understanding of FEM implementation principles will be ensured by MATLAB-oriented exercises.
- Study materials:
 J. Fish and T. Belytschko: A First Course in Finite Elements, John Wiley & Sons, 2007
 P. Krysl: A Pragmatic Introduction to the Finite Element Method for Thermal and Stress Analysis, World Scientific Press, 2006
- Further information:
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