Finite Element Modelling (FEM): What is FEM and what are the advantages of using it?

An Inaugural Lecture by Dr Anton Ianakiev, Reader in Finite Element Modelling

Anton Ianakiev
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Dr Ianakiev was appointed as Reader of Finite Element Modelling (FEM) by the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment in August 2014.

His research and teaching is focused on using numerical simulation in sustainable materials, structures, and buildings. In this lecture Dr Ianakiev will introduce to you the concept of FEM and its application in solving complex real problems.

  • From: Wednesday 23 March 2016, 6 pm
  • To: Wednesday 23 March 2016, 8.30 pm
  • Location: Lecture Theatre 2, Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU

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Event details

Dr Ianakiev was appointed as Reader of Finite Element Modelling (FEM) by the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment in August 2014.

His research and teaching is focused on using numerical simulation in sustainable materials, structures, and buildings.

FEM is a numerical method for obtaining an approximate solution of physical problems described by Partial Differential Equations (PDE). In this lecture Dr Ianakiev will introduce to you the concept of FEM and its application in solving complex real problems in the area of:

  • analysis of structures
  • heat transfer and fluid flow
  • highly non-linear transient dynamic analysis (impact analysis in structures).

He will also illustrate how FEM can be used in solving practical issues in several case studies:

  • Fast algorithm for modelling fluid flow and heat transfer of the rotomoulding process in thermoplastics polymers.
  • Analysis of a flexible flood barrier. The main feature of the barrier made from recycled polymers is that it is self-rising when the flooding is present.
  • Impact resistant flexible bollard made from rotomoulded polyethylene resins. By using dynamic simulation software the impact is analysed when vehicle hits the bollard at various angles and speeds.
  • Highly accurate pressure sensor for aerospace applications based on innovative fiber optic technologies.

Further readingYou can read more about Dr Anton Ianakiev's research by visiting the staff research pages on the NTU website.

Book your placeOur Inaugural Lectures are free to attend and open to members of the public. Please email Sharon Scott to confirm your place.

Programme

This lecture will start at 6 pm with drinks in the Newton building on Level 1, and is due to conclude at 9 pm.

Programme
TimeActivity
6 pmWelcome drinks, Newton Level 1
6.30 pmLecture with questions and answers
7.45 pmBuffet supper
9 pmClose

Book your place
Please email Sharon Scott to confirm your place.

Booking information

Book your placeOur Inaugural Lectures are free to attend and open to members of the public. Please email Sharon Scott to confirm your place.

Location details

Room/Building:

Lecture Theatre 2, Newton building, Main Entrance

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street
Nottingham
NG1 4BU

Parking:

Our City site is located in Nottingham City Centre. There are a number of public car parks within a short walk from the University - Trinity Square and Talbot Street. There is also limited metered on-street parking on Chaucer and Shakespeare Streets.

Travel Info:

If arriving by tram, please use the Nottingham Trent University stop on Goldsmith Street. The Newton building can be found a short walk away along the same street.

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