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The Finite Element Method (FEM)

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
The Finite Element Method (FEM)
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Mechatronics, Master, ASPO 01.04.2020
Module code: MTM.FEL
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
3V (3 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam 120 min.

[updated 01.10.2020]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

MTM.FEL (P231-0006) Mechatronics, Master, ASPO 01.04.2020 , semester 1, mandatory course
MST.FEL (P231-0093) Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016 , semester 1, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
45 class hours (= 33.75 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 116.25 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heike Jaeckels
Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heike Jaeckels

[updated 30.01.2019]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to use a commercial finite element software.
They will be able to critically discuss the results of FEM calculations.

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Module content:
- Introduction to the functions of ANSYS, the commercial FEM code
- Calculation of application examples with FEM
- 3D- structural analysis (linear problems) and thermal analysis

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture with practical exercises on the PC

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Recommended or required reading:
Jaeckels: Lecture notes
Groth et al.: FEM für Praktiker Band 1 Grundlagen

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