Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Finite Element Method CIV434 8 3 + 0 5

Prerequisites Not available

Language English
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Area Elective
Coordinator Assoc.Prof. Murat Emre KARTAL
Instructors Assoc.Prof. Murat Emre KARTAL
Goals To teach matrix structural analysis and perform two and three dimensional matrix structural analyses of truss and frame systems considering different boundary and loading conditions.
Contents Introduction, modelling of the structures, introduction to matrix structural analysis, stiffness matrix of the truss systems, two and three dimensional stiffness matrices of frame systems, system stiffness matrix, apply boundary conditions, Solution, calculate displacement and internal forces.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 To learn the fundementals of structural analysis.
2 To determine structural behavior for different type of loads.
3 To analyze complex structures.

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Learning by writing and teaching items on the board, question-answer.
Assessment Methods Exam.



Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Basic definitions for finite element method. review Structural Analysis I and II Lecture notes.
2 Finite element analysis of two dimensional truss systems. review sources
3 Finite element analysis of two dimensional truss systems. review sources
4 Finite element analysis of two dimensional frame systems. review sources
5 Finite element analysis of two dimensional frame systems. review sources
6 Thermal effects in finite element analysis. review sources
7 Ground displacements in finite element analysis. review sources
8 Finite element analysis for symmetrical systems. review sources
9 Finite element analysis for symmetrical systems. review sources
10 Two dimensional finite element analysis for different load conditions. review sources
11 Finite element method for three dimensional truss systems. review sources
12 Finite element method for three dimensional frame systems. review sources
13 Finite element method for three dimensional frame systems. review sources



Sources
Textbook 1) Lecture notes 2) Hibbeler, R.C., 2006, Structural Analysis, Sixth Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall.
Additional Resources 3) Ghali, A., Neville, A. M., 1978, Structural Analysis, Second Edition, John Willey and Sons, New York.



Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 100
In-Term Total 1 100
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 40
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 60
Total 100





Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 Has the sufficient background on mathematics, science and engineering in his own branch. x
2 Makes use of conceptual and applied knowledge in mathematics, science and in his own area in accordance for engineering solutions. x
3 Determines, defines, formulates and solves problems in engineering; fort his aim selects and applies the appropriate analytical models and modeling techniques. x
4 Analyses a system, system component or process and in order to meet the requirements, designs under realistic conditions; thus applies modern techniques of design. x
5 Selects and uses modern techniques and devices necessary for engineering applications. x
6 Designs and carries out experiments, collects data, analyzes and comments on the findings.
7 Works effectively and individually on multi disciplinary teams. x
8 Accesses knowledge, and to do this, does research, uses databases and other data sources.
9 Is aware of the importance of lifelong learning; follows advances in science and technology and updates his knowledge continuously. x
10 Uses communication and information technology at least at advanced level of European Computer Driving License.
11 Communicates effectively both orally and in writing; uses a foreign language at least at B1 level of European Language Portfolio.



ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 4 56
Assignments 7 5 35
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Work Load (h) 137
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 4.57
ECTS Credit of the Course 5