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Computational nonlinear mechanics

  • Course code: FTME170
  • Course higher education credits: 7.5
  • Graduate school: Solid and Structural Mechanics
  • Course is normally given: This course is normally given biannually.
  • Language: The course will be given in English

Course description

The aim of the course is that students will attain deep understanding on how to solve problems in nonlinear solid and structural mechanics. In the course the students will bring their knowledge in continuum mechanics, material mechanics and finite elements together. Computer assignments will serve as practical training for the students concerning numerical solution of nonlinear finite element problems, where the nonlinearity is caused by material nonlinearity and by large strains.


nonlinear continuum mechanics

different measures for strains and stresses in a large strain setting

large strain hyperelasticity and elastoplasticity

equilibrium equations and their corresponding weak formats in a large strain setting

FE implementations of material and geometrical nonlinear problems

iterative strategies to solve nonlinear equations


The course literature will be

Nonlinear Continuum Mechanics for Finite Element Analysis, 2nd edition, Bonet & Wood complemented with lecture notes.

Magnus Ekh Email: Phone: 031-772 3479
More information
Teaching language: English. Course start is Tuesday 26th January 2016 at 13:15 in room Newton. About 10 lectures will be given. Registration shall be made to Magnus Ekh via e-mail (see above) at the latest 30 December 2015.

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