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

SemesterSpring Semester 2017
LecturersM. Frehner, A. Rozel
Periodicityyearly course
Language of instructionEnglish


AbstractIntroduction to programming the finite element method in 1D and 2D.
ObjectiveTopics 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.
ContentTopics 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 notesThe script will be handed out to the students and made available online.
LiteratureThere is no mandatory literature. Some recommended literature will be discussed and made available during the course.
Prerequisites / NoticeGood 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