This is a second course on the finite element method. The tentative topics are as follows.

  • Solution procedures: Newton-Raphson and arc length methods
  • Continuum mechanics
    • Tensor analysis
    • Kinematics
    • Kinetics
    • Balance laws
    • Restrictions on constitutive equations
  • Hyperelastic materials
  • Hypoelastic materials
  • Elasto-plastic materials (rate dependent and independent)
    • Yield functions
    • Flow potentials
    • Drucker-Prager conditions
  • Modelling interfaces
  • Finite strain beams
  • Dynamics