Introduction to Computational Analysis in the Chemical Engineering by the Finite Element Method

Course Information
TitleΕισαγωγή στην Υπολογιστική Ανάλυση στη Χημική Μηχανική με τη Μέθοδο των Πεπερασμένων Στοιχείων / Introduction to Computational Analysis in the Chemical Engineering by the Finite Element Method
SchoolChemical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID20002637

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos CΗīmikṓn Mīchanikṓn (2021-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesSpring-5

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • HY4 Numerical Methods for Engineers
  • FM4 Transport Phenomena I
General Prerequisites
Sufficient background in Applied Mathematics, Transport Phenomena and Numerical Analysis, as well as basic computer programming skills
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge of the main numerical methods for the solution of the differential transport equations Knowledge of the basic aspects of the finite element method and its application to the solution of transport equations Knowledge of the basic aaspects for the theory and implementation of numerical differentiation, integration and solution of lineal systems Knowledge of the basic aspects for the development of robust and efficient numerical codes Capacity building for the analysis and solution of problems encountered in research and/or innovation towards creation of new knowledge or development of products and processes.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Differential equations in chemical engineering, Concepts of numerical solution of equations, Concepts in finite differences, Collocation methods, Weighted residual methods and Galerkin approach, Application of finte elements in transport equations, Programming steps for the solution of 1D problems, Dynamic problems in 1D, Programming steps in 2D, Standard elements and numerical integration, solution of linear systems
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Σημειώσεις του μαθήματος σε ηλεκτρονική μορφή "Εισαγωγή στην Υπολογιστική Ανάλυση στη Χημική Μηχανική με τη Μέθοδο των Πεπερασμένων Στοιχείων" Στέργιος Γ. Γιάντσιος, Σπυρίδων Χαρ. Μαστρογεωργόπουλος
Additional bibliography for study
C. Pozrikidis, "Introduction to Finite and Spectral Element Methods using MATLAB", Chapman & Hall/CRC 2005 T.R. Chandrupatla and A.D. Belegundu, "Introduction to Finite Elements in Engineering", Prentice Hall 1991. (Ελληνική μετάφραση από τις εκδόσεις Κλειδάριθμος) O. C. Zienkiewicz, R. L. Taylor, “The Finite Element Method”, 4th ed., London; New York: McGraw-Hill,1994, 3 volumes. J. N. Reddy, “An Introduction to the Finite Element Method”, second edition, New York: McGraw-Hill,1993
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