Linear and Nonlinear Finite Element Methods



This course is designed to provide a unified framework to model, formulate and numerically solve advanced linear and nonlinear problems in solids, structures and fluids using finite element methods. Two- and three-dimensional linear and nonlinear initial/boundary value problems are covered with particular emphasis on interdisciplinary applications. Various nonlinearities are studied in detail to gain insights into mathematical and numerical aspects. This course particularly emphasizes on formulation of geometrically nonlinear and materially nonlinear finite elements. Incremental and iterative methods for solution of nonlinear systems of equations and their computer implementation issues are rigorously addressed.

Course period14/01/18 → …