Finite Element Method

  • Profile and Objective

    As a well-established universal simulation and optimization tool, the finite element method (FEM) enables the optimization of single components such as turbine blades or clutch couplings, up to the simulation of entire vehicles. The simulation of complex accident scenarios helps the designer to identify weak points without having to produce expensive prototypes.

Software

Abaqus Expanded Teaching Edition:

  • Abaqus/CAE
  • Abaqus/Standard
  • Abaqus/Explicit

 

Limitations compared to the Research Edition:

  • Maximum model size: 250000 nodes
  • No user subroutines

 
Number of licences: 20

Lectures and Seminars

FEM I: Statics and dynamics

  • Geometry and meshing
  • Loads and boundary conditions
  • Procedures
  • Linear elasticity and damping
  • Elements
  • Contact and interactions
  • Post processing

 

Corresponding lecture: Introduction to Abaqus FEA

 

FEM II: Material models

  • Hyperelasticity
  • Viscoelasticity
  • Plasticity
  • Damage and failure
  • Anisotropy