FDEM Application in Engineering

FDEM Application in Engineering

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Application of Finite Discrete Element Method (FDEM) in engineering provides start-up for the practical use of Y-2D numerical program based on FDEM method in engineering.

The motivation for conducting this course arises from the fact that knowledge of basics of FDEM is an essential skill for numerical modelling of discontinuum problems. The course will provide participants with skills to learn about FDEM application in reinforced concrete and masonry structures and about the limitations and further development of FDEM by parallelization approach.

Main Topics:
•    Introduction to the basis of the Finite/Discrete Element Method (FDEM): contact detection, contact interaction, deformability , transformation from continua to discontinua
•    FDEM application in reinforced concrete structures
•    FDEM application in masonry structures
•    Parallelization of FDEM

Program Structure:
•    5 day course
•    Sample data will be provided for practise and for final presentation
•    Every student gets lecture notes binded as booklet as well as CD containing digital version of booklet, current version of Y-code

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Program plan:
1 day
o    Introduction to the basis of the Finite/Discrete Element Method (3 h)
o    Individual work/exercise (1h)
2 day
o    FDEM applied in reinforced concrete structures (3h)
o    Individual work/exercise (1h)
3 day
o    FDEM applied in masonry structures (3h)
o    Individual work/exercise (1h)
4 day
o    Parallelization concepts in FDEM– CUDA, OpenCL, MPI (3h)
o    Individual work/exercise (1h)
5 day
o    Final student projects (3 h)
o    Final presentations (1 h)

Program Lecturers:

Ph. D. Hrvoje Smoljanović M. Civ. Eng,

Teaching/research assistant at the University of Split, Faculty of Civil Engineering , Architecture and Geodesy, Department for Theory of Structures, Split, Croatia.
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Ph. D. Nikolina Živaljić M. Civ. Eng,

Teaching/research assistant at the University of Split, Faculty of Civil Engineering , Architecture and Geodesy, Department for Theory of Structures, Split, Croatia.
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Milko Batinić M. Civ. Eng.,

Teaching/research assistant at the University of Split, Faculty of Civil Engineering , Architecture and Geodesy, Department for Theory of Structures, Split, Croatia.
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Students who successfully complete this course will be awarded 2 ECTS* credits. EQF level is 6.

*European Credit Transfer System