Uppsala universitet
Department of Information Technology

TDB Courses

Finite Element Methods II





Uppsala University
Department of Information Technology
Scientific Computing
Finite Element Methods II

Finite Element Methods II


During the course the students will work on a project either in pair or one by one. The students are free to propose their own project, e.g. with applications in finance or quantum physics, or choose from the proposed projects below.

A FINAL VERSION of the report shall be handed in by the 5th of June at midnight the latest. There will be oral presentations of all projects on the 28th of May.
  • Project 1 (pdf)
  • Project 2 (pdf)
  • Project 3 (pdf)

Guidelines for submission of Projects
The overall guideline is that the report should be meaningful in itself. In particular: define your problem, your variables, and your setting. Ensure that the report can be understood in its own context. Do not assume that the reader is looking at the assignment instructions while reading.
  • The first page of the report should state clearly:
    • Names (and email addresses) of all students in the group (a group may consist of no more than two students)
    • Title
    • Date of Submission
  • Each report should be preceded by a brief summary of what you did. For each conclusion you present you should provide the required theory, (when appropriate) implementation details, and your results. Make an effort in discussing and reflecting upon the results. If you wrote any code to solve some problems, the code should be attached by the end of the report. Since the code is an essential part, it should be as readable as the report. A typical report structure could look something like
    • Summary
    • Problem 1: some theory and results
    • Problem 2: ...
    • Problem 3: setup, comments on the code, and results
    • Problem 4: ...
    • ...
    • Concluding discussion
    • Attached code
    That is just one possibility, there are many others! Given the scope of the assignment, a report might typically consist of something like 4--8, or maybe up to 10 pages (code excluded).
  • To save the environment I welcome fully electronic submissions. I request that you mail me a single file in the portable document format (pdf). The code should thus be included in the pdf.
  • I do not accept handwritten reports.