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Introduction to FEM 7.5 Credits

Introduktion till FEM
Second cycle, B7002B
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2017 Sp 1 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Structural Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Building Technology

Entry requirements

Calculus, differential equations. Matrix algebra. Basic knowledge of strength of materials and structural mechanics, displacement method and energy principles. For example B7004B Structural Mechanics I.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
To give basic understanding of the finite element method. To show how the method can be applied to some engineering problems.
You should be able to apply:
- Element analysis
- Structural analysis
You should know:
- Strong and weak form.
You should understand:
- Boundary conditions
You should know about:
- Derivation of equations

Derivation of the basic mathematical relations. Heat flow and elasticity problems, especially for beams and plates, are studied in detail. Assignment: Two assignments and 4-5 hand in exercises are part of the course

The teaching consists of lectures, exercises and assignments. Assignments are compulsory.

Written exam with graded marks (U, 3, 4, 5)
Completed assignments

Transition terms

Naveed Iqbal

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2007 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Ottosen, Petersson; Introduction to the Finite Element Method, Prentice Hall

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

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0002Assignments4.5U G#

Syllabus established
The plan is established by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 2007-01-31 and is valid from H07.

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 27 Jun 2017