339-0304 – Finite Element Methods 1 (MKP1)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Mechanics of Materials
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Radim Halama, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
339-0304/01 2002/2003 2014/2015 6
339-0304/02 2002/2003 2014/2015 5

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Students gain the theoretical foundations of the finite element method (FEM) and the procedures for solving problems of elasticity using the numerical method. Basic training of FEM application on the selected tasks from engineering practice.

Teaching methods

Project work


The subject forms the basis for the use of finite element method in engineering practice. Contents are general formulation of continuum mechanics, fundamentals linearization, introduction to variational methods, finally FEM applications to specific types of problems of linear elasticity.

Compulsory literature:

[1] MADENCI, E., GUVEN, I. The Finite Element Method and Applications in Engineering Using Ansys®. Springer, 2006, 686p. ISBN 978-0-387-28290-9

Recommended literature:

[2] BEER,G.-WATSON,J.O. Introduction to Finite and Boundary Element Methods for Engineers. John Wiley  Sons, 1992, 509p.ISBN 0 471 92813 5


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.