Credits: 5

Schedule: 16.04.2019 - 23.05.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Arttu Polojärvi

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course the student will be able to:

1. Apply the principles and methods used in problem solving in the field of applied mechanics.

2. Use some of the most common numerical modelling tools on solving typical mechanical engineering problems.

3. Perform a critical evaluation, potential validation, and analysis on the correctness of the modelling results

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This is a course on numerical modelling in applied mechanics. During the course, the students should develop understanding on the use of some of the most common numerical modelling methods in mechanics. The students will work on a numerical modelling projects (one per student) that are related to their studies. Most projects are related to the use of finite element method and related software, but projects on rigid body dynamics, Arctic technology, and vibration of structures may be also offered. The modelling work is performed using common numerical modelling tools used in mechanical engineering.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The report on the project work will be assessed. Potential exercises may be assessed.

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Course handouts and material from the courses on applied mechanics.

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Knowledge on solid mechanics based on first year studies (periods I-IV) on mechanical engineering with a weight on studies on applied or solid mechanics (studies in topic groups solid mechanics, Arctic technology, or marine technology).

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