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Applied FEM 7.5 Credits

Tillämpad FEM
Second cycle, S7001B
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2016 Sp 3 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Civil Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Civil Engineering

Entry requirements

A basic understanding in structural design and FiniteElement Method.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
The aim of the course is to introduce students to Finite Element modelling of various structural problems and to proper interpretation of FE results. Knowledge of engineering methods for problem solving, is required for the discussion of results obtained by commercial codes.

The course starts with basic introduction to geometry modelling or so called pre-processing. Students can choose three of four possible areas of structural mechanics to deal with: elastic-static analysis, elastic dynamic analysis, non linear analysis of steel and concrete. Commersially available FEM-programs will be used: ABAQUS (or similar) for calculation and FEMGEN/VIEW for pre-processing (and post-processing). A basic of our Intranet and practical use of various standards for computer communication (telnet, ftp,..) will be explained.

One numerical example within each area will be presented. After each numerical example is explained the students will obtain a compulsory assignment with specific questions and links to references needed. Assignments should be solved by groups consisting of two students. One final assignment gives each student the opportunity to chose problem and level of difficulty.

All assignments have to be written in a form of short technical reports using MSWord which will be published on institution’s web server where all assignments are presented. The final project is solved individually, be each student. The grades are individual and based on achievements during the entire course.

Ove Lagerqvist

Transition terms
The course S7001B is equal to ABS120

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2007 Sp 1
All available on the intranet.

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

0001Project assignments3.8U G#
0002Seminar3.7U 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 Eva Gunneriusson 04 Nov 2015