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The Finite Element Method (FEM)

Module name (EN): The Finite Element Method (FEM)
Degree programme: Mechatronics, Master, ASPO 01.04.2020
Module code: MTM.FEL
SAP-Submodule-No.: P231-0006
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 3V (3 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam 120 min.

[updated 01.10.2020]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
MTM.FEL (P231-0006) Mechatronics, Master, ASPO 01.04.2020, semester 1, mandatory course
MST.FEL (P231-0093) Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016, semester 1, mandatory course
45 class hours (= 33.75 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 116.25 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heike Jaeckels
Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heike Jaeckels

[updated 30.01.2019]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to use a commercial finite element software.
They will be able to critically discuss the results of FEM calculations.

[updated 01.10.2020]
Module content:
- Introduction to the functions of ANSYS, the commercial FEM code
- Calculation of application examples with FEM
- 3D- structural analysis (linear problems) and thermal analysis

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture with practical exercises on the PC

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Recommended or required reading:
Jaeckels: Lecture notes
Groth et al.: FEM für Praktiker Band 1 Grundlagen

[updated 01.10.2020]
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