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The Finite Element

Module name (EN): The Finite Element
Degree programme: Civil and structural engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2015
Module code: BIMA260
SAP-Submodule-No.: P110-0102
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 (P110-0102) Civil and structural engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2012, semester 2, optional course
BIMA260 (P110-0102) Civil and structural engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2015, semester 2, optional course,
BIMA260 (P110-0102) Civil and structural engineering, Master, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 2, optional course,
BMA302 (P110-0163) Civil and structural engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2022, semester 1, 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
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Günter Schmidt-Gönner

[updated 22.03.2016]
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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