COURSE - Finite Element Method

This class introduces the fundamentals of the Finite Element Method (FEM) to handle the numerical solution of general mechanical problems, with special reference to the structural framework. The most and widely adopted numerical codes rely on the classical displacement-based formulation, then, this is illustrated in detail. Also, two- and three-field mixed FE approaches are briefly introduced. The main FEs adopted to solve 1D, 2D and 3D continuum problems are illustrated, that is truss, frame, solid, plate and shell FEs are described. Some hints concerning nonlinear formulations, numerical pathological issues and solution strategies are finally given.

February 12, 14, 2024 at 11:00am-2:00pm, February 16, 2024 at 11:00am-2:00pm, 3:00pm-6:00pm

The course will take place in blended mode: in presence at the Aula Caveau - DISG, Faculty of Engineering, via Eudossiana 18, Rome and online via Zoom.
For the courses supplied by the PhD Program of the DISG credits are not provided: A certificate of attendance will be produced upon request (only after a check of the effective presence)

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