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Student knows the basic analysis types of machines and structures and the role of the principle of virtual work in the analyses, is able to determine the vibration properties of beam structures, to find the critical load for buckling of a beam structure, to model a non-linear bar structure, and perform thermo-mechanical analyses of bar and thin-slab structures.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 12.01.2021 - 24.02.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Jouni Freund

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jouni Freund

Contact information for the course (valid 17.12.2020-21.12.2112):

Lectures and exercises: (responsible teacher)

Assignments and grading:

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Vibration, stability, non-linear, and thermo-mechanical analyses of machines and structures by the Finite Element Method.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lecture assignments 10%/50% of the maximal points is required

    Home assignments 30%/50% of the maximal points is required

    Examination 60%/40% of the maximal points is required

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures and exercises 36h

    Independent work 100h


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lecture and exercise material of the home page

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Kul-49.4100 Finite Element Method II

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Basics of the finite element method, boundary/initial/eigenvalue problems, and numerical methods.

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    4 Quality Education


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