The course aims to introduce the students to design and analysis of thin-walled structures. The course utilizes problem-based-learning concept so that the students are encouraged to work on selected application case throughout the course. The aim of the course is to identify a thin-walled structure that the students will analyse using finite element method for different limit states (serviability, ultimate, fatigue and accidental). Each week we define a subtask to be solved, lectures will be given and we conclude the week on question hour where students can ask questions related to their projects. Each week the student groups (3-5 persons) return a written report showing in the form of living document that build the course report in steps. The weekly submissions will be graded from 1-5. The weekly submissions will contribute up to 40% of the course grade, while the final summaririzing submission gives 10%. The remaining 50% of the grade is defined by the final exam. The grading is based 50% on technical contents, 20% on using techical aids, 15% on reporting and 15% on reflection previous studies.
After the course, the student can identify the requirements for numerical analysis of large complex, thin-walled structures in terms of: physical understanding of the global structural static and vibratory response, force flow, materials and global and local approaches, i.e. homogenization and localization. Student can select the structural modelling techniques for different analyses: static, vibratory, ultimate and fatigue strength.