MEK4250 - Finite Element Methods in Computational Mechanics

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

The course deals with the solution of partial differential equations in computational mechanics like heat conduction, viscous flow, porous flow and elastic deformations. The focus is on finite element methods and stability analysis is central. Subjects include efficient methods, error control, mixed methods, splitting schemes and implementation in FEniCS.

Learning outcome

Formulation and analysis of finite element methods for a range of problems in computational mechanics.

Admission

Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

Prerequisites

Recommended previous knowledge

Overlapping courses

* For information about the potential partial overlap with other courses, contact the Department.

Teaching

4 hours of lectures/exercises per week throughout the semester.

Examination

1 mandatory assignment. Oral exam.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English.

You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Evaluation

The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

Master

Teaching

Spring 2018

Spring 2017

Spring 2016

Spring 2015

Taught according to demand and resources. If you want to attend the course, please send an e-mail to studieinfo@math.uio.no.

Examination

Spring 2018

Spring 2017

Spring 2016

Spring 2015

According to demand and resources.

Teaching language

English

The course is given in English. If no students have asked for the course in English within the first lecture, it may be given in Norwegian.