01036 Mathematical Methods in Structural Engineering
|Matematiske metoder i
Point( ECTS )
Taught under open university
Scope and form:
|Lectures 3 weeks 9-17, problem solving sessions, computer lab
work, and project work. The course integrates subjects from
mathematics and structural mechanics, and includes the use of
computer tools (Maple, Matlab).|
Duration of Course:
Type of assessment:
Not applicable together with:
General course objectives:
To provide students with basic mathematical knowledge and problem
solving skills within theoretical construction mechanics.
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:
- Establish differential equations and boundary conditions for
simple systems in construction mechanics.
- Derive equations to determine eigenvalues for simple systems in
- Write iteration algorithms for the determination of zeros of
- Use numerical methods (currently involving MAPLE or MATLAB) in
the computation of eigenvalues.
- Use methods from Sturm-Liouville theory to determine families
of orthogonal eigenfunctions.
- Derive and solve coupled eigenvalue problems in seperable
- Use the Fourier Series Method in the solution of boundary- and
initial value problems for partial differential equations.
- Work with Bessel functions as solutions to problems with
Modeling in selected problems from construction mechanics (e.g.
beams and columns) and mathematical tools in the analysis of such
models. Differential equations, in particular boundary and
eigenvalue problems for linear ordinary differential equations,
solution methods and the structure of solution spaces,
Sturm-Liouville Theory, partial differential equations, separation
of variables, Fourier Series revisited. The course will blend
mathematics and construction mechanics in exercises and
The course is offered jointly by Department of Mathematics (MAT)
and Department of Mechanical Engineering (MEK).
Green challenge participation:
Please contact the teacher for information on whether this course
gives the student the opportunity to prepare a project that may
participate in DTU´s Study Conference on sustainability, climate
technology, and the environment (GRØN DYST). More infor
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01 Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science|
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Last updated: 18. november, 2013