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Introduction to continuum physics with numerical applications using FEM

The course includes the following topics: kinematics,single constituent continuum mechanics and balance principles,thermodynamics and constitutive theory, different strain and stress measures, principle of virtual work and weak formulations, large deformation mechanics, FEM formulations, numerical time stepping schemes and Newton-Raphson schemes for matrix equations.

Course information

Number of credits

7.5 credits

Given by

Institution for Building Technology

Open to

Students interested in advanced mechanics and numerical implementations are welcome to participate.

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Next course occasion

The course runs once a year in LP 4 if the number of participants is more than 3 students

Study rate, or the equivalent

One semester course