MEK4560 – The Finite Element Method in Solid Mechanics II
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Practical use of the element method as a tool for analysis of different structures. Extending the theoretical basis of the method when it comes to plate and shell structures, dynamic analysis, linearized buckling and plasticity.
A thorough introduction to the finite element method applied on typical structural problems. This is achieved through the use of commercial software and lectures that outlines the theoretical basis for the program.
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Recommended previous knowledge
MEK4550 – The Finite Element Method in Solid Mechanics I (discontinued) or equivalent background in the element method.
10 credits overlap with MEK9560 – The Finite Element Method in Solid Mechanics II (discontinued)
6 credits with ME356.
*The information about overlaps is not complete. Contact the department for more information if necessary.
4 hours of lectures per week.
Depending on the number of students, the exam will be either oral or written.
What form the exam will take will be announced by the teaching staff within October 15th for the autumn semester and March 15th for the spring semester.
Examination support material
Permitted aids at the exam if written: Rottmann's formula list + approved calculator.
Information about approved calculators (Norwegian only)
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.
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. 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.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.