Omfattning: 5

Tidtabel: 30.10.2018 - 18.12.2018

Ansvarslärare (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

assistant professor Jarkko Niiranen

Undervisningsperiod (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

II (autumn)

Lärandemål (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

1. Recognising possibilities, advantages and risks of applying computational methods and simulation tools in engineering problems
2. Realizing of the role of verification, validation and uncertainty quantification in computational science and engineering
3. Understanding of the theoretical foundations of the most relevant computer methods applied in civil engineering: finite element methods (FEM), finite difference methods (FDM) and collocations methods (CM)
4. Ability to apply the most relevant numerical methods in civil engineering by implementing well-structured programs for solving basic engineering problems (FEM, FDM, CM)
5. Ability to apply the basic civil engineering (FEM) software tools for solving engineering problems from different fields of civil engineering

Innehåll (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Week 1:
- Role and examples of computational methods and simulation tools in engineering sciences
- Modelling principles and boundary/initial value problems in engineering sciences
Weeks 2:
- Numerical integration and differentiation
- Basic 1D finite difference and collocations methods
Weeks 3:
- Energy methods and basic 1D finite element methods (bars/rods, beams, heat diffusion, seepage, electrostatics)
- Basic 2D and 3D finite element methods (heat diffusion, seepage)
Weeks 4:
- Numerical implementation techniques and accuracy of basic finite element methods
- Finite element methods for beam models
Week 5:
- Finite element methods for 2D and 3D elasticity
Weeks 6 and 7:
- Practical civil engineering finite element applications

Metoder, arbetssätt och bedömningsgrunder (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

1. Theoretical home assignments: (returned according to weakly deadlines and) assessed weekly by the assistant (each problem by the scale 0–6).

2. Computer home assignments: (returned according to weakly deadlines and) assessed weekly by the assistant (primarily in exercises sessions, each problem by the scale 0–3).

3. Final exam: week 7 (each one of the three problems graded by the scale 0–6)

The final grade (0–5) is composed of the final examination (50%), and home assignments (theoretical 25%, computer 25%).

Arbetsmängd (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures: 2 double-hours per week (24)
- attending the lectures (pre-browsing, listening, writing notes, asking etc.

Reading: 2 double-hours per week (24)
- self-studies: reading and writing the derivations in the lecture slides and/or textbook

Theoretical Exercises: 1-2 double-hours per week (12-24)
- advice hours for theoretical, hands-n) exercises given by the assistant

Computer Exercises: 1 double-hour per week (12)
- advice sessions for software, hands-on exercises given by the assistant

Theoretical Home assignments: 2-4 hours per week (12-24)
- 4-6 per week
- self-studies for theoretical, hands-on exercises: problem solving, calculating, writing solution documents

Computer Home assignments: 3 hours per week (18)
- self-studies for software, hands-on exercises: reading manuals, programming, modeling, preparing solution plots

Final exam and preparation: 4 + 15 hours (19)

Studiematerial (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Primary course material:
- Lecture slides and assignments

Secondary course material:
1. A. Öchsner, M. Merkel: One-Dimensional Finite Elements, An Introduction to the FE Method, Springer, 2013 (E-book or downloadable pdf-file).
2. T. J. R. Hughes: The Finite Element Method: Linear Static and Dynamic Finite Element Analysis, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1987.
3. F. Hartmann (Author), Casimir Katz (Author): Structural Analysis with Finite Elements, 2nd Edition, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 2007.
4. J. N. Reddy: An Introduction to the Finite Element Method, McGraw-Hill Education, 2005.

Ersättande prestationer (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Course CIV-E1060 Engineering Computation and Simulation can be replaced by course Rak-54.3200 Numerical Methods in Civil Engineering.

Course Rak-54.3200 Numerical Methods in Civil Engineering can be replaced by course CIV-E1060 Engineering Computation and Simulation or Finite Element Methods in Civil Engineering.

Kursens webbplats (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Förkunskaper (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Basic courses of BSc level engineering mathematic, physics, computer science.

Common studies course CIV-E1020 Mechanics of Beam and Frame Structures.

Bedömningsskala (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


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