337-0324/02 – Matlab in Mechanics (MLAB)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of MechanicsCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Zdeněk Poruba, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Zdeněk Poruba, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2010/2011Year of cancellation2014/2015
Intended for the facultiesFSIntended for study typesBachelor
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Full-time Graded credit 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the subject is mastering the software package Matlab for the purposes of mechanical problems solution such as eigen-value and -shapes problem or basic problems solved by finite element method. The student will be familiar with methods for solution of linear equations, interpolation, approximation and differential equations as the support tool for the tasks of mechanics itself.

Teaching methods

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The subject deals with the use of software package MATLAB for solution of engineering problems in mechanics especially by finite element method. The implementation of this method is presented on 1-D and 2-D problems in the form of creation of defferential equations describing given engineering problem and its numerical solution.

Compulsory literature:

[1] KWON, Young W., BANG, Hyochoong. The Finite Element Method Using MATLAB. 2nd edition. London, New York, Washington D.C. : CRC Press, 2000. 607 s., CD-ROM. ISBN 0-8493-0096-7.

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Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1) Description of basic functions of the software Matlab for solution of problems in mechanics 2) Finite element method and its realization in Matlab - introduction 3) Strong and weak formulation, Galerkin´s method of FEM, shape function 4) Finite elements - link, beam, shell, solid; stiffness matrix 5) Truss construction solved by FEM in software Matlab 6) Beam construction solved FEM in software Matlab

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2010/2011 Winter semester, validity until: 2014/2015 Summer semester)
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Graded exercises evaluation Graded credit 100  51
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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2011/2012 (B2341) Engineering (3901R003) Applied Mechanics P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (B2341) Engineering (3901R003) Applied Mechanics P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan

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