Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. Optional for: F4, F4tvb, I4, M4, M4mo, Pi4, V4sa. Course coordinator: Professor Matti Ristinmaa,, Hållfasthetslära. Prerequisites: FHL064 Finite Element Method, Advanced Course or ETE110 Modelling and Simulation in Field Theory or similar course. Assessment: The course is given in seminar form and treats modern aspects of constitutive modelling. Two project assignments should be solved in the course. Examination is based on the two project assignments. The projects consider materially non-linear problems, containing both a theoretical and a numerical part, which are used to solve a practical problem. The three parts will then provide a final grade. Home page:

The course provides an understanding of the mathematical description of non-linear material behaviour. The student will be provided with the mathematical tools necessary for establishing material models as well as the numerical background necessary for the numerical implementation.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

In the course, non-linear material models are considered, as well as the numerical issues when the models are implemented into a non-linear finite element program.

In the course the following subjects are considered:

The projects, in which non linear material problems are considered, consist of an analytical part and a numerical part. In the numerical part the material model is implemented. The program is then used for describing the response of a structure.

Ottosen, N. S. & Ristinmaa, M: The Mechanics of Constitutive Modelling. Elsevier, 2005.
CALFEM - A finite element toolbox to MATLAB. Studentlitteratur.