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Høst 2023

DTE-3612 FEM theory and implementation - 5 stp

The course is administrated by

Institutt for datateknologi og beregningsorienterte ingeniørfag

Type of course

This course can be taken as a single subject.

Course contents

The theoretical part of this course includes consideration of various boundary value problems, such as heat and wave equations; strong and weak formulations of PDEs; Neumann and Dirichlet boundary conditions. The practical part of the course covers the implementation of the Delaunay triangulation, assembly of stiffness and mass matrices, visualization techniques, comparison of the computed result with the analytical solution.

Admission requirements

A relevant undergraduate Bachelor degree in Engineering program in computer science or equivalent.

In addition, the following requirements must be met:- minimum 25 credits in mathematics (equivalent to Mathematical Methods 1, 2 og 3), 5 credits in statistics and 7,5 ects i physics on a higher level is required.

Application Code: 9371

Objective of the course

On completion of the course, the student is expected to have the following learning outcomes:




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Teaching methods

This course contains lectures and practical sessions. Lecture notes and presentations will be provided. The students will work on the mandatory project under supervision during the practical sessions. Several options for the project task will be proposed.