Advanced Finite Element Method

Numbering Code G-ENG06 7G041 LE71
G-ENG05 7G041 LE71
Year/Term 2021 ・ First semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Lecture
Target Year Target Student
Language English Day/Period Wed.2
Instructor name NISHIWAKI SHINJI (Graduate School of Engineering Professor)
Lim, Sunghoon (Graduate School of Engineering Senior Lecturer)
Outline and Purpose of the Course This course presents the basic concept and mathematical theory of the Finite Element Method (FEM), and explains how the FEM is applied in engineering problems. We also address important topics such as the physical meaning of geometrical non-linearity, material non-linearity, and non-linearity of boundary conditions, and we explore numerical methods to deal with these nonlinearities. Also, we guide students in class in the use of software to solve several numerical problems, to develop practical skill in applying the FEM to engineering problems.
Course Goals The course goals are for students to understand the mathematical theory of the FEM and the numerical methods for analyzing non-linear problems based on the FEM.
Schedule and Contents Basic knowledge of the FEM,3times,What is the FEM? The history of the FEM, classifications of partial differential equations, linear problems and non-linear problems, mathematical descriptions of structural problems (stress and strain, strong form and weak form, the principle of energy).
Mathematical background of the FEM,2times,Variational calculus and the norm space, the convergence of the solutions.
FEM formulations,3times,FEM approximations for linear problems, formulations of iso-parametric elements, numerical instability problems such as shear locking, formulations of reduced integration elements, non-conforming elements, the mixed approach, and assumed-stress elements.
Classifications of nonlinearities and their formulations,4times,Classifications of nonlinearities and numerical methods to deal with these nonlinearities.
Numerical practice,2times,Numerical practice using COMSOL.
Evaluation of student achievements,1time,
Evaluation Methods and Policy Grading is based the quality of two or three reports and the final exam.
Course Requirements Solid Mechanics
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) N/A
References, etc. Bath, K.-J., Finite Element Procedures, Prentice Hall Belytschko, T., Liu, W. K., and Moran, B.., Nonlinear Finite Elements for Continua and Structures, Wiley
Related URL