General information:

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### Content:

1. Introduction

2. Basic equations of elastostatics

3. Approximation procedures

4. The finite element method

5. Mechanical models and finite elements for thin-walled structures

6. Application to ships and offshore structures

### Educational Objectives:

##### Theoretical Knowledge

Students are able to

+ give an overview of the basics of structural mechanics for the analysis of ships and offshore structures.

+ explain structural models for thin-walled structures.

+ specify problems of linear structural analysis, to identify them in a given situation and to explain their mathematical and mechanical background.

+ classify finite elements with respect to their suitability for the structural analysis of ships and offshore structures.

##### Capabilities

Students are able to

+ model linear structural problems of ships and offshore structures.

+ select a suitable finite element formulation for a given linear problem of structural mechanics .

+ apply finite element procedures to the linear structural analysis of ships and offshore structures.

+ verify and critically judge the results of linear finite element computations.

+ transfer their knowledge of linear structural analysis with finite elements to new problems.

#### Personal Competence

##### Social Competence

Students are able to

+ solve problems in heterogeneous groups and to document the corresponding results.

+ share new knowledge with group members.

##### Autonomy

Students are able to

+ assess their knowledge by means of exercises and E-Learning.