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Im 2005 - 2006 - Engineering and design


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Total number of ECTS

3 cr

Competency aims

To give students the skills and understanding to use Finite Elemenet Analysis in the solution of complex engineering problems.

Learning outcomes

-To derive and solve the global equation for the solution of deflection of members in engineering structures.
-To derive the local and global stiffness matrix for the solution of deflection of members in engineering structures.
-To apply the FEM method in the solution of engineering problems.
-To solve engineering problems using FEM /FEA software.
-To interpret the accuracy of results obtained when using FEM /FEA software.

Course contents

-Finite Element Method
-Stiffness Matrix
-The theory of the Design of parts.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Strength of Materials.

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Study activities

  • Lectures - 30 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 10 hours
  • Laboratory lessons and tasks in a simulated environment - 20 hours
  • Project work and productions - 10 hours
  • Individual studies - 10 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 80 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 20 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 60 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Reports and productions


Vihtonen Mathew


Vihtonen Mathew

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Group size

No limit

Course completion date

Date for course completion will be announced later

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Until further notice

The timetable of the course

period 3

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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