Finite Element Methods in Civil Engineering

- Abstract formulation and accuracy of finite element methods
- Finite element methods for:
Timoshenko beams
Kirchhoff plates
Reissner--Mindlin plates
shells
time-dependent problems
- Nonlinearities in finite element simulations
- Finite element methods for free vibrations
- Finite element methods for buckling
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Schedule:

Teaching time:

Daytime

Location:

Espoo

Topic:

Engineering

Form of learning:

On-campus

Provider:

Aalto University Open University

Level:

Advanced

Credits:

5 By Aalto University (ECTS)

Fee:

€ 75.00

Application period:

30.1.2023 – 6.3.2023

Course description

Learning outcomes

1. Recognising the possibilities, advantages and risks of applying advanced computational methods and simulation tools in engineering problems
2. Understanding of the theoretical foundations of the advanced finite element methods (FEM) applied in civil engineering
3. Understanding of the main assumptions and features of specialized structural finite elements and finite element analysis types
4. Ability to apply the most relevant advanced finite element methods in civil engineering by implementing well-structured simple programs for solving basic engineering problems
5. Ability to critically utilize advanced finite element software tools for the most typical civil engineering problems

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