220.015 Finite Difference Modelling in Geoengineering
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, VU, 2.0h, 2.5EC
TUWEL

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.5
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to a) formulate the ideas and concepts behind the explicit finite difference method (FDM) and the discrete-element method (DEM), b) distinguish between continuum and discontinuum mechanics, and c) use the FD-codes FLAC, UDEC, and PFC (Itasca Consulting Group) to solve geotechnical problems in the field of tunneling, slope stability, and runout (rock falls and rock avalanches).

Subject of course

1) Ideas and Concepts behind the explicit Finite Difference Method (FDM), 2) the Distinct Element Method (DEM), 3) Problem solving with FLAC (Fast Lagrangian Analysis of Continua), 4) Shear strength reduction technique, Factor of safety (FoS), 5) Problem solving with UDEC (Universal Distinct Element Code), 6) Basics of the Particle Flow Code (PFC), 7) Macro- and Micromechanics, 8) Inverse Modelling with unknown Microproperties

Teaching methods

Introduction to the use of the software FLAC, UDEC and PFC of the Itasca Consulting Group.
Working on exercises on the topics of slope stability, runout processes (rockfall and rock avalanche) and tunneling.

Mode of examination

Immanent

Additional information

Zuordnung im Masterstudium Bauingenieurwesen (Studienkennzahl: 066 505):
Modul 2 der Vertiefungsrichtung Geotechnik;
Modul 3 der anderen Vertiefungsrichtungen

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Tue09:00 - 12:0016.11.2021 via ZOOM WebinarPrinciples 1.part
Wed09:00 - 12:0017.11.2021 via ZOOM WebinarPrinciples 2.part

Examination modalities

Presentation of an elaborated exercise example

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
28.09.2021 16:00 15.11.2021 23:00 15.11.2021 23:00

Curricula

Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 505 Civil Engineering Science

Literature

Study sheets are available, these are issued at the beginning of the respective lecture.

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge in mechanics and geology

Miscellaneous

Language

English