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School of Engineering
MECHANIC AND MECHATRONIC ENGINEERING
Course unit
NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERING
IN06105904, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
INGEGNERIA MECCANICA E MECCATRONICA
IN0516, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERING
Website of the academic structure http://www.gest.unipd.it/it/corsi/corsi-di-studio/corsi-di-laurea-triennale/ingegneria-meccanica-e-meccatronica
Department of reference Department of Management and Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch VICENZA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge MASSIMILIANO FERRONATO MAT/08

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses MAT/08 Numerical Analysis 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2018/19 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 2018 01/10/2018 15/03/2020 FERRONATO MASSIMILIANO (Presidente)
BERGAMASCHI LUCA (Membro Effettivo)
JANNA CARLO (Supplente)
MAZZIA ANNAMARIA (Supplente)
1 2017 01/10/2017 15/03/2019 FERRONATO MASSIMILIANO (Presidente)
BERGAMASCHI LUCA (Membro Effettivo)
JANNA CARLO (Supplente)
MAZZIA ANNAMARIA (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Mathematical Analysis 1 and 2, Basic Linear Algebra and Geometry
Target skills and knowledge: The aim of this class is to provide the students with the basis for the formulation, development and
implementation of numerical models for the solution of numerical models, with particular reference to the
Finite Element Method (FEM) and its application to typical engineering problems, e.g., equilibrium, advection
and diffusion. The main skills consist in the acquisition of the principles of numerical programming and the
ability to develop codes for the solution of specific numerical applications.
Assessment criteria: Correctness and quality of the numerical project. Knowledge and understanding of the class topics.
Ability of analyzing critically and independently the acquired knowledge.
Course unit contents: Introduction to the implementation of numerical models: problem definition, algorithmic stability and
ill-conditioning, principles of numerical programming. Solution of non-linear equations: Newton-Raphson and
Regula Falsi iterations. Data interpolation: Lagrange polynomial, piecewise polynomial interpolation. Numerical
quadrature: Gauss formulas. Integration of ordinary differential equations: finite difference methods, stability
and convergence. Integration of partial differential equations (PDE): classification, variational methods,
finite elements, transient problems. Numerical solution of the diffusion, heat, advective transport and elastic
equilibrium PDEs.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Reference textbook and lecture notes.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)