MEK4250 – Finite Element Methods in Computational Mechanics
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
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.
Formulation and analysis of finite element methods for a range of problems in computational mechanics.
Admission to the course
Students admitted at UiO must apply for courses in Studentweb. Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.
Nordic citizens and applicants residing in the Nordic countries may apply to take this course as a single course student.
If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants.
Recommended previous knowledge
- 10 credits overlap with MEK9250 – Finite Element Methods in Computational Mechanics.
- 10 credits overlap with INF5650 – Numerical methods for partial differential equations 2 (continued).
- 10 credits overlap with INF9650 – Numerical methods for partial differentiental equations 2 (discontinued).
- 5 credits overlap with INF5681 – Introduction to finite element methods (discontinued).
4 hours of lectures/exercises per week throughout the semester.
The course may be taught in Norwegian if the lecturer and all students at the first lecture agree to it.
Upon the attendance of three or fewer students, the lecturer may, in conjunction with the Head of Teaching, change the course to self-study with supervision.
Final oral exam which counts 100 % towards the final grade.
This course has 1 mandatory assignment that must be approved before you can sit the final exam.
It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: MEK9250 – Finite Element Methods in Computational Mechanics
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
Language of examination
Courses 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 scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more: