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651-4144-00L  Introduction to Finite Element Modelling in Geosciences

SemesterSpring Semester 2016
LecturersM. Frehner, D. A. May
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish



Catalogue data

AbstractIntroduction to programming the finite element method in 1D and 2D.
ObjectiveTopics covered include thermal diffusion, elasticity, stokes flow, and isoparametric elements. The focus is on hands-on-programming, and you will learn how to write FEM codes starting with an empty MATLAB script.
Prerequisite: good knowledge of MATLAB, linear algebra, and knowledge of programming the finite difference method.
ContentTopics covered include thermal diffusion, elasticity, stokes flow, and isoparametric elements. The focus is on hands-on-programming, and you will learn how to write FEM codes starting with an empty MATLAB script.
Lecture notesThe script will be handed out to the students and made available online.
LiteratureThere is no mandatory literature. Some recommended literature will be discussed and made available during the course.
Prerequisites / NoticeGood knowledge of MATLAB, linear algebra, and knowledge of programming the finite difference method.

The following courses are strongly recommended before attending this course:
651-4241-00L Numerical Modelling I and II: Theory and Applications
651-4007-00L Continuum Mechanics
651-4003-00L Numerical Modelling of Rock Deformation

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersD. A. May, M. Frehner
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

Learning materials

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Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
651-4144-00 GIntroduction to Finite Element Modelling in Geosciences
1-week block course during the summer semester break (July 25-29, 2016)
40s hrs
25.07. - 29.07.09-17NO D 39 »
M. Frehner, D. A. May

Groups

No information on groups available.

Restrictions

End of registration periodRegistration only possible until 03.06.2016

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Earth Sciences MasterElectivesWInformation