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TME125 - Finite element simulation in design
 
Syllabus adopted 2010-02-24 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPPDE
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design Engineering
Department: 42 - APPLIED MECHANICS


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: A

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0107 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c   17 Dec 2012 pm V,  06 Apr 2013 am V,  30 Aug 2013 pm V

In programs

MPSYS SYSTEMS, CONTROL AND MECHATRONICS, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPNAV NAVAL ARCHITECTURE AND OCEAN ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPPDE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPPDE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPDES INDUSTRIAL DESIGN ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)

Examiner:

Professor  Thomas Abrahamsson


Course evaluation:

http://document.chalmers.se/doc/f4453838-a0fc-48a3-9580-e73061e21a94


Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

Mathematics courses in linear algebra and calculus in several dimensions.

Aim

The aim of the course is to provide the basis of the finite element method (FEM) and its use for deformation, stress and strain analysis in mechanical system design

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

1. Apply the basic theory of the finite element method as a numerical method to solve for deformations, stresses and strains in elastic structures
2. Build a finite element model from CAD data
3. Use commercial softwares for stress analysis and redesign

Content

Basic theory of the finite element method (FEM) as an approximation method. The global FE-formulation including assembling elements and solving the system equations. Guidelines for choosing elements and designing element meshes. Application of the theory on a real structural component using commercial finite element software.

Organisation

The course is organized into about 16 h of lectures, 16 h of excercise classes and 38 h of computer lab. The main theory is presented in the lectures. The computer lab is dedicated to group work with the computer assignments. One assignment is on industrial size.

Literature

D.V. Hutton, Fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis, McGraw-Hill, 2004

Examination

Written final examination that determine the grade. Report of the FE assignments are required for a passing grade.


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