228-0212 – Finite element method basics (ZMKP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Structural Mechanics
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Jiří Brožovský, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
228-0212/01 2010/2011 2021/2022 5
228-0212/02 2010/2011 2020/2021 5

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Understanding of basic principles of the finite element method. Ability to create simple computational programs which use finite element method. Ability to apply the method for structural mechanics problems.

Teaching methods



Basic principles of the method. Derivation of simple finite elements. Use of finite element method for typical structural mechanics problems. Relation between Rith method and the finite element method. Principles of modelling. Verificatio of results.

Compulsory literature:

1. Cook R. D. et al., Concepts and Applications of Finite Element Analysis, John Wiley & Sons, 1989

Recommended literature:

1. Zienkiewicz, O. C., Taylor, R. L., Zhu: The Finite Element Method: Its Basics and Fundamentals, Butterworth-Heinemann, Burlinghton, 2005 2. Cook R. D. , Finite Element Modeling for Stress Analysis, John Wiley & Sons, 1995


Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
228-0203 SSKII Statics of Building Structures II Recommended
228-0211 PPII Elasticity and plasticity II Recommended


Subject has no co-requisities.