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The Finite Element

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
The Finite Element
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Civil and structural engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2015
Module code: BIMA260
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
4VU (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Project work

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

BIMA260 (P110-0102) Civil and structural engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2012 , semester 2, optional course
BIMA260 (P110-0102) Civil and structural engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2015 , semester 2, optional course,
BIMA260 (P110-0102) Civil and structural engineering, Master, ASPO 01.10.2017 , semester 2, optional course,
BMA302 (P110-0163) Civil and structural engineering, Master, ASPO 01.04.2022 , semester 1, optional course,
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 135 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Lang
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Günter Schmidt-Gönner

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
_ be familiar with the theory of the FE method.
_ be able to calculate spatial structures on the PC.
_ be able to use FE method to solve practical building problems (also with regard to non-linear problems).
_ have practiced working scientifically.

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Module content:
_ Theory of finite elements
_ Static systems and modeling spatial supporting structures (e.g. folding structures, shells)
_ Using an FE program
_ Controlling and evaluating calculation results
_ Calculating non-linear systems (for example: stability, large deformations, plasticity, ropes and cables)

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Recommended or required reading:
Bathe, K.J.: Finite-Element-Methoden, Springer Verlag, Berlin, 1986
O. Zienkiewicz, Methode der finiten Elemente, Hanser Verlag 1984
Werkle, Horst: Finite Elemente in der Baustatik, Vieweg Verlag, 2007

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