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Finite Element Methods (Robot Structures)

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IKTS1105
Type: Optional obligatory / Professional Studies
Curriculum: KT 2014
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 3 (2016-2017)
Credits: 4 cr
Responsible Teacher: Makkonen, Matti
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Learning Outcomes

The student will understand the fundamentals of applied stress analysis, will be able to set up a stiffness matrix, create the model using an FEA-program, solve stresses and displacements. The student can use an FEA-program to design a frame structure according to steel structure codes.
He/She knows the basic principles of modeling plate- and shell structures.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course: 81 h
- of which scheduled studies: 40 h
- of which autonomous studies: 41 h

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Statics, Strength of Materials


The basics of finite element method, finite element analysis procedure and types of finite elements, creating a FE model, meshing, applying loads and boundary conditions and faults in initial informations, testing the model, analyzing the stress and deflection, exercises to use FEA software in the design of frame structures according to codes Eurocode 1 and -3.
Principles of plate and shell modeling, differencies between beam and plate models.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Instructions of the FEA software.
Teachers hand-outs

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures and exercises.

Assessment Criteria

5: The student is able to utilise the methods learnt during the study unit independently and is able apply the learnt knowledge in new contexts.
3: The student is able to utilise the methods learnt during the study unit independently.
1: The student is able, with guidance, to utilise the methods learnt during the study unit.

Assessment Methods

Examination, exercises and assignment