MEK9250 – 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.
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.
Recommended previous knowledge
- 10 credits overlap with MEK4250 – Finite Element Methods in Computational Mechanics
- 10 credits overlap with INF5650 – Numerical methods for partial differential equations 2 (continued)
- 5 credits overlap with INF5681 – Introduction to finite element methods (discontinued)
- 10 credits overlap with INF9650 – Numerical methods for partial differentiental equations 2 (discontinued)
*The information about overlaps for discontinued courses may not be complete. If you have questions, please contact the Department.
4 hours of lectures/exercises per week throughout the semester.
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 examination.
In addition, each PhD candidate is expected to give a one hour oral presentation on a topic of relevance chosen in cooperation with the lecturer. The presentation has to be approved by the lecturer for the student to be admitted to the final 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.
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.