VKMKE - Finte element method - advanced course

Course specification
Type of study Master academic studies
Study programme
Course title Finte element method - advanced course
Acronym Status Semester Number of classes ECTS
VKMKE elective 2 3P + 2V 7.0
Lecturer/Associate (practicals)
Prerequisite Form of prerequisites
Learning objectives
Enable understanding of theoretical foundations and applications of the Finite element method for the calculation of engineering structures. Develop creativity and ability to understand, formulate and solve engineering problems independently.
Learning outcomes
Student is able and competent to analyze and solve structural problems of engineering structures using the Finite element method.
Spatial discretization. Finite strip method. Interpolation. Isoparametric and isogeoemtric concepts. Variational formulation. Derivation of equations of equilibrium on element level. Assembly procedure. Numerical integration. Coordinate transformations. Boundary conditions. Solution procedures. Analysis of results. Analysis of engineering structures by open-source and licensed software. Individual semestral assignments.
Teaching Methods
Auditory lectures and practical exercises. Work on project assignments in computational center by consulting with the assistant.
  1. Finite element method
  2. S. Rao , The Finite Element Method in Engineering, Butterworth Heinemann, 2010. (Original title)
  3. Finite strip method in structural analysis
  4. S. Timoshenko, J. N. Goodier, Theory of Elasticity, McGraw-Hill, 1951. (Original title)
  5. G. Radenković, Konačne rotacije i deformacije u izogeoemtrijskoj analizi nosača, Beograd, 2017 (Original title)
Evaluation and grading
It is compulsory to solve and defend project assignment during the semester. The project must be submitted and defended by the start of next semester. If the students do not pass colloquiums during the semester, they can take correctional colloquiums during the regular examination period.
Specific remarks