26h Th, 26h Pr, 40h Proj.
Number of credits
Language(s) of instruction
Organisation and examination
Teaching in the second semester
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents
The goal of this course is to learn develop both theoretical concepts as well as practical use of the method. Starting from the mechanical behavior of simple structures like pin jointed structures; fundamental concepts of the structural analysis are introduced. Subsequently, it is shown how the general elastic equations established in continuum mechanics can be discretized and how it is possible to obtain an approximate solution for these equations.
Learning outcomes of the learning unit
Being able to
- Understand the fundamental theory of the finite elements
- Develop skills to model the behavior of elastic structures
- Use a commercial finite element software for structural analysis
Prerequisite knowledge and skills
Mechanics of materials.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Exercises + computer project
Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)
Face to face + exercices + computer project.
Recommended or required readings
English version of the slides available via eCampus.
Assessment methods and criteria
Exam(s) in session
written exam ( open-ended questions )
Theory : written exam (50%) Exercises : written exam (20%) Computer project (30%)
The grade for the project is final.
A priori, the teaching will be face-to-face, but of course this depends on the evolution of the Covid pandemic.
JP Ponthot JP.Ponthot@uliege.be