## Course credits: 7.5 ECTS## DescriptionThe purpose of this course is to give engineers, scientists and researchers a deeper insight into the finite element method with an emphasis on methodologies and applications for non-linear problems. The first part of the course introduces fundamental theoretical background and computer implementations. The second part of the course deals with non-linear FE modelling of concrete structures. ## Content and ObjectivesThe aims of the course are to give knowledge on:
- Different strain measures
- Derivation of non-linear 2D truss, 2D beams and plane elements.
- Continuum mechanics and basic Finite Element analysis of continua.
- Basic plasticity.
- Advanced solution procedures.
- Structural stability analysis.
- Non-linear dynamic analyses
- Non-linear material behaviour, incl
o Cracking and crushing of concrete o Time dependent effects o Degradation - Constitutive material models
- Guideline for practical applications
## Prerequisites- Passed courses in basic finite element theory and concrete design
- Experience in MATLAB programming
## Attendance- Master students, graduate students, teachers and researchers in engineering.
- Practising engineers, wanting to learn more about the finite element methods and its application for non-linear problems
The course corresponds to 7,5 ECTS units. To pass the course the student must - attend at least 80% of the lectures
- perform the homeworks
- pass the exam
The exam can be performed orally at KTH or in writing at another university. The grades for the course are passed and failed. ## Course planThe first part of the course about General concepts in Non-linear FEM will be given during 4 days in June 2020. The second part of the course about Non-linear FE modelling of concrete structures will be given during two days at the end of August 2020. The course will be given in English. ## Course organisationDivision of Structural Engineering and Bridges, KTH, Stockholm
Professor Jean-Marc Battini (General concepts in Non-linear FEM) Dr. Richard Malm (Non-linear FE modelling of concrete structures) |