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The Finite Element

Module name (EN): The Finite Element
Degree programme: Civil and structural engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2012
Module code: BIMA260
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4VU (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Project work

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
BIMA260 Civil and structural engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2012, semester 2, optional course
BIMA260 Civil and structural engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2015, semester 2, optional course,
BIMA260 Civil and structural engineering, Master, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 2, optional course,
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 135 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Lang
Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Lang

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
_ be familiar with the theory of the FE method.
_ be able to calculate spatial structures on the PC.
_ be able to use FE method to solve practical building problems (also with regard to non-linear problems).
_ have practiced working scientifically.

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Module content:
_ Theory of finite elements
_ Static systems and modeling spatial supporting structures (e.g. folding structures, shells)
_ Using an FE program
_ Controlling and evaluating calculation results
_ Calculating non-linear systems (for example: stability, large deformations, plasticity, ropes and cables)

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Recommended or required reading:
Bathe, K.J.: Finite-Element-Methoden, Springer Verlag, Berlin, 1986
O. Zienkiewicz, Methode der finiten Elemente, Hanser Verlag 1984
Werkle, Horst: Finite Elemente in der Baustatik, Vieweg Verlag, 2007

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