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Methode der Finiten Elemente II (MB-154)

Finite Element Methods II (MB-154)


 Examinations winter term 20/21:

In the winter term 20/21 the exams for FEM II (MB,MMT,...) as well as for the module exam FEM (old exam regulations MB) are offered digitally in form of projects. To register for the exams, please send an email to henning.lammen@tu-dortmund.de with your ...@tu-dortmund.de email address by February 12, 2021. Afterwards we will organize the groups and hand out the projects. The submission of the projects as well as a presentation with content-related questions about the lecture and exercise will then take place at the end of March. A registration via the BOSS-System is not required!

We will start providing course material for “Finite Element Methods II” on April 6th in the Moodle online class.

Even if the the semester start will be postponed due to the outbreak of the corona virus, we aim at providing course material, starting on April 6th. It will be done in the form of digital content and modern methods, e.g., digital lecture notes, screen casts, an online forum for discussion, etc.

Note that these announcements are made based upon the current situation, and that these arrangement may be subject to change based on new developments. At the moment, for instance, we do not know if and how examinations will take place. Please check this website and the Moodle class for updates.

The entire class will be organized and provided on Moodle by the name "Methode der Finiten Elemente II - Finite Element Methods II” in this semester “SoSe 2020”. Joining the Moodle class is obligatory. Please write an email using the subject: "Registration Moodle FEM II" to henning.lammen@tu-dortmund.de from your TU-Dortmund account (only ...@tu-dortmund.de, not ...@udo.edu) in order to register for the Moodle classroom.

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Nowadays, the Finite Element Method (FEM) represents one of most widespread calculation methods in modern engineering. It helps even the way of looking at problems regarding different physical-technical procedures. The concept of Finite Element Method consists of a numerical procedure for the approximate solution of linear and non-linear (initial) boundary value problems which are typically formulated through partial differential equations.

The lectures focus on the following subjects:

  • Dynamics, transient problems, time integration, eigen-frequencies, eigen-modes
  • Nonlinear and time-dependent material models (elasto-plasticity and visco-elasticity)
  • Special elements for quasi-incompressible problems



Semester Lecturer Date Location

Summer 2020

Jun. Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Sandra Klinge

Tuesday, 11:30 - 13:00

Start: April 21, 2020

see the Moodle class online until further notice

MB-I building - E-21






Summer 2020

Thursday, 12:15 - 14:00

Start: April 23, 2020

see the Moodle class online until further notice

MB-I building, Room 263 (CIP-Pool)


Due to the current situation caused by the Corona pandemic, this year's exams will not take place on site on paper as usual. It is planned that you will solve a project similar to the exercises in small groups with up to four members . This project will be presented by the group, most likely via zoom. In order to obtain individual grades for the participants, individual questions to the project, the lecture and the exercises will be asked afterwards. 
Please register yourself in a group in the Moodle course with which you would like to work on the examination question. The groups can consist of a maximum of four people. Depending on which exam you want to write (FEM I, FEM II, FEM I & II) please register in a corresponding group. Additional groups might be added later if necessary. The selection of the groups ends on 08.07.2020, 23:59. The tasks will then be sent to all groups as quickly as possible, but at the same time. Please register after 08.07., as after the final determination of the groups, formally under indication of the examination (FEM I, FEM II, FEM I & II (module)) as well as your matriculation numbers, your full name and your case of study (MB/MMT/...) with an email to henning.lammen@tu-dortmund.de. A registration via the BOSS-System is not required!

The submission of the examination tasks (code as well as additional material if available) must take place by 11.09.2020 via moodle. Afterwards you have time to prepare a presentation in the group. This presentation and the individual questions will then take place on 18.09.2020, most likely via Zoom. More information (time slots, Zoom link ...) on the 18.09 will follow on the moodle course page.

Please write an email using the subject: "Registration Moodle FEM II" to henning.lammen@tu-dortmund.de from your TU-Dortmund account (only ...@tu-dortmund.de, not ...@udo.edu) in order to register for the Moodle classroom if you are not already registered.


German literature:
P. Wriggers: Nichtlineare Finite-Element-Methoden, Springer, 2001.

English literature:
J.N. Reddy: An Introduction to the Finite Element Method, McGraw-Hill, 2006.
J.C. Simo, T.J.R. Hughes: Computational Inelasticity, Springer, 1998.
T.J.R. Hughes: The Finite Element Method, Prentice Hall, 1987.
K.-J. Bathe: Finite Element Procedures, Prentice Hall, 1996.