MEK9560 - The Finite Element Method in Solid Mechanics II

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Course content

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.

Learning outcome

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.

Admission

PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.

Prerequisites

Recommended previous knowledge

MEK4550 - The Finite Element Method in Solid Mechanics I or equivalent background in the element method.

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with MEK4560 - The Finite Element Method in Solid Mechanics II

6 credits with ME356.

*The information about overlaps is not complete. Contact the department for more information if necessary.

Teaching

4 hours of lectures per week.

Examination

Depeding 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.

Doctoral candidates must deliver one extra obligatory exercise, which must be at an advanced level within the curriculum of the course, or be a theoretical extension of the curriculum of the course, and should preferrably relate the contents of the course to newer research literature. It may be required to give an oral presentation and/or deliver a written report. The exercise must be passed to be allowed to take the final exam.

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.

Grading scale

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.

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

PhD

Teaching

Spring. Taught according to demand and resources.

Examination

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.