Introduction to
computer aided engineering environment. Solid modeling. CAD
Packages. Introduction to Finite Element Method.
Overall finite element procedure
Mathematical foundations of the finite element methods: Weak forms,
assumed solutions, Galerkin methods, Rayleigh-Ritz methods, Finite
element form of assumed solutions in 1D: the shape functions; linear
element with application to the axial deformation of a bar;
Hermitian interpolation functions, beam element and structural
frames, 2D finite element solutions: examples of 2d boundary value
problem; Thermal analysis and
weak form of the heat equation;
Lagrangian and serendipity interpolation functions; derivation of
finite element equations, Mapped elements; Isoparametric mapping,
Finite elements for elastic solids: Linear elasticity, weak form of
balance equations; plane strain and plain stress problems,
Axisymmetry problems. Finite element methods for three dimensional
elastic solids, Optimum design.
Computer applications in mechanical design. introduction to non
linear analysis. |