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Theory and practice of finite elements methods

Course Code :2001WETEEM
Study domain:Mathematics
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:60
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Hans Vande Sande

3. Course contents *

The course starts with a demo session, during which the use of the finite element method will be illustrated and in which a link is made with various aspects of the course. Next, the basic principles of the finite element method will be applied to a few simple but typical one-dimensional differential equations. Once this has been clearly understood, the finite element method will be generalized for solving some typical more-dimensional differential equations, and a more general mathematical framework will be given. Later on, some aspects such as the finite element solution of non-linear and/or transient problems will be discussed. The course ends with a visit to a private company, during which the importance of finite element methods for industry will be outlined.