Structural Analysis with Finite Element Method

Lecture (KV) 1 hour per week (1.5 ECTS, is held in winter semester)

This compact, application-oriented course provides an introduction to the numerical strength calculation of lightweight components using Finite Element programs:

  • Introduction to the Finite Element Method
  • Introduction to the operation of a finite element program
  • Calculation of simple static stress problems
  • Calculation of stability problems of beam and shell structures
  • Physical nonlinearities and their interaction with stability problems
  • Calculation of dynamic problems

This course is compulsory for all students who want to carry out a thesis at the Institute of Structural Lightweight Design.