First cycle
degree courses
Second cycle
degree courses
Single cycle
degree courses
School of Engineering
ENVIRONMENTAL AND LAND PLANNING ENGINEERING
Course unit
NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERING
IN06105904, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
ENVIRONMENTAL AND LAND PLANNING ENGINEERING
IN0510, Degree course structure A.Y. 2012/13, A.Y. 2019/20
N0
bring this page
with you
Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERING
Department of reference Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/dicea/course/view.php?idnumber=2019-IN0510-000ZZ-2017-IN06105904-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
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

Mutuating
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
IN06105904 NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERING MASSIMILIANO FERRONATO IN0505

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

Course unit organization
Period First 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 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2012 course timetable

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Numerical Analysis
Target skills and knowledge: The aim is at providing Civil Engineering students with the basis for the formulation, development and implementation of numerical models for the solution of boundary and initial boundary value problems governed by 2nd order PDEs. A particular care will be paid to the Finite Element Method (FEM) and its application to the typical civil engineering problems, e.g., equilibrium, advection and diffusion.
Examination methods: Computer implementation of a numerical project. Oral exam.
Assessment criteria: Correctness and quality of the numerical project. Knowledge and understanding of the class topics. Capability of critically elaborate the main concepts.
Course unit contents: Basic concepts for the implementation of numerical models. Solution of sparse large-size linear systems: Steepest Descent, Conjugate Grandient, projective methods. Solution of ordinary differential equations: finite difference methods, consistency, stability and convergence. Solution of 2nd order partial differential equations (PDE): classification, variational methods, finite elements, transient problems. Numerical solution of the diffusion, heat diffusion, advective transport and elastic equilibrium PDEs. Numerical project for the computation of the Finite Element solution of the elastic equilibrium of a thin membrane.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Reference textbook and lecture notes.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Giuseppe Gambolati, Massimiliano Ferronato, Lezioni di Metodi Numerici per l'Ingegneria. Padova: Libreria Progetto, 2017. Cerca nel catalogo