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101-0159-00L  Method of Finite Elements II

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersE. Chatzi
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


AbstractBasic theoretical and procedural concepts of the method of finite elements (FE) for the analysis of nonlinear & dynamic systems are introduced. Kinematic and material nonlinear effects and the dynamic analysis of structures in terms of modal and time domain analysis are described.
The course is complemented by Homework Sessions using computing tools and FE software such as MATLAB, ABAQUS & ANSYS.
ObjectiveBasic theoretical and procedural concepts of the method of finite elements (FE) for the analysis of nonlinear & dynamic systems are introduced. Kinematic and material nonlinear effects and the dynamic analysis of structures in terms of modal and time domain analysis are described.
The course is complemented by Homework Sessions using computing tools and FE software such as MATLAB, ABAQUS & ANSYS.
ContentIntroduction to finite element nonlinear analysis in structural engineering.
Formulation and solution of nonlinear problems.
Nonlinear constitutive relations.
Dynamic finite element analysis.
Solution of eigen value problems.
Practical application of the finite element nonlinear and/or dynamic analysis
Problem solution using MATLAB, ABAQUS and ANSYS
Lecture notesHandouts, Course Script available on http://www.ibk.ethz.ch/ibk/ibk/ch/education/femII/index_EN
LiteratureCourse Script available on http://www.ibk.ethz.ch/ibk/ibk/ch/education/femII/index_EN

Useful Reading:
"Nonlinear Finite Elements of Continua and Structures" by T. Belytschko, W.K. Liu, and B. Moran.
Bathe, K.J., Finite Element Procedures, Prentice Hall, 1996.