651-4144-00L  Introduction to Finite Element Modelling in Geosciences

Semester Spring Semester 2017
Lecturers M. Frehner, A. Rozel
Periodicity yearly course
Language of instruction English



Catalogue data

Abstract Introduction to programming the finite element method in 1D and 2D.
Objective Topics covered include thermal diffusion, elasticity, stokes flow, and isoparametric elements. The focus is on hands-on-programming, and you will learn how to write FEM codes starting with an empty MATLAB script.
Prerequisite: good knowledge of MATLAB, linear algebra, and knowledge of programming the finite difference method.
Content Topics covered include thermal diffusion, elasticity, stokes flow, and isoparametric elements. The focus is on hands-on-programming, and you will learn how to write FEM codes starting with an empty MATLAB script.
Lecture notes The script will be handed out to the students and made available online.
Literature There is no mandatory literature. Some recommended literature will be discussed and made available during the course.
Prerequisites / Notice Good knowledge of MATLAB, linear algebra, and knowledge of programming the finite difference method.

The following courses are strongly recommended before attending this course:
651-4241-00L Numerical Modelling I and II: Theory and Applications
651-4007-00L Continuum Mechanics
651-4003-00L Numerical Modelling of Rock Deformation

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits 2 credits
Examiners M. Frehner, A. Rozel
Type graded semester performance
Language of examination English
Course attendance confirmation required No
Repetition Repetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

Learning materials

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Courses

Number Title Hours Lecturers
651-4144-00 G Introduction to Finite Element Modelling in Geosciences
1-week block course during the summer semester break from July 24 - 28, 2017
40s hrs M. Frehner, A. Rozel

Restrictions

End of registration period Registration only possible until 02.06.2017

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Programme Section Type
Earth Sciences Master Electives W Information