Topic outline

  • 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. The course also includes practice on scientific writing, and support for the writing, as the students write technical reports on the measurements and modelling.

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