The course contents as well as all further information about the course "FEM I" in winter semester 2022/23 can be accessed via the "Moodle Course".
Nowadays, the Finite Element Method (FEM) represents one of most widespread simulation methods in modern engineering sciences. The concept of the FEM consists of a numerical procedure for the approximate solution of linear and non-linear (initial) boundary value problems which are typically represented by partial differential equations.
The lectures focus on the following subjects:
Strong and weak form of balance equations
Polynomial interpolation and shape functions
Discretisation of the weak form
Connectivity and assembly
Master element concept
In the exercises, the focus is placed on:
Applications of the lecture's content
Programming in Python
Cycle: Winter semester
The module consists of weekly lectures and exercises. Python-based exercises are conducted in the CIP pool. Details on specific times and rooms, as well as all other information, can be found in the Moodle course.
Form of examination
The exam consists of a student project based on the finite element code developed during the semester and an oral exam.