The aim of the course is to provide students with knowledge of linear and non-linear material modeling and using finite element methods.
On completion of the course the student should be able to:
distinguish between different linear and non-linear elastic models
describe and apply the frame-work defining plasticity theories
appply the types of assumptions and simplifications done in a mathematical description of the material behavior
implement ordinary plasticity models in finite element programs
independently write a finite element code that handles nonlinear materials.
Theory and mathematical descriptions of common models for nonlinear material mechanics (eg non-linear elasticity, viscoelasticity, plasticity, fracture mechanics, damage). Numerical methods and implementation of constitutive equations in finite element models.
Lectures, lessons, computer exersices
Hand-in assignments presented in a written report.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.
Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.
Saabye Ottosen, Niels;
The mechanics of constitutive modeling