1. Introduction to the Finite Element Method
2. Direct stiffness method
3. Strong and Weak forms in 1D problems
4. Finite element formulation for problems in 1D and 2D
5. Finite element formulation for beams and frames
6. Analysis of shells
7. Isoparametric elements
8. Stress recovery. Error estimation
9. Modal and buckling analysis
10. Types of comercial finite element codes: implicit and explicit
The evaluation is calculated by means of the following items:
FM = Final Mark
WE = Written Exam
PE = Practical Exercises
GW = Guided Work
NW = Not guided Work
Five assignments have to be delivered during the course: A1 to A5. These assignments represent exercises of GW, NW and PE.
Options for the evaluation of the course:
> Option 1:
· A1 to A5 = GW (30%) + NW (20%) + PE (20%) = 70%
· WE = 30%
FM = 0.7 x (A1 to A5) + 0.3 x WE
> Option 2:
· A1 to A4 = GW (30%) + NW (20%) = 50%
· User-Subroutine (US) = code (PE (20%)) + presentation (WE (30%)) = 50 %
FM = 0.5 x (A1 to A4) + 0.5 x US
· A5 is not requested.
· WE is not requested.
· User-subroutine is the implementation, in a commercial finite element code, of a 2D and 4 node isoparametric element.
· If the student decides to change the evaluation from Option 2 to Option 1, it should be notified to the teacher one week before the exam.
For any option, a minimum mark of 5 is needed (over 10 points) to pass the course.
It is worth noting that if an assignment is delivered after the fixed deadline, the mark will be automatically reduced 2 points over 10.
Criteris específics de la nota «No Presentat»:
The mark “No Show” (NP) will appear in the certificate in cases where the following points are satisfied:
- The student does not attend the WE, or the student does not deliver the US.
- The student delivers less than two assignments Ai.
Otherwise, the mark of the subject will be calculated using the formula noted above. It is worth noting that if the student does not deliver any assessment part, this part will have a mark equal to zero.