METHODS OF FINITE ELEMENTS IN MECHANICAL DESIGN B
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Teaching the potential of this analytical technique in the context of advanced structural applications.
Students will develop an application for a specific theme.
Finite elements method in mechanical design A
Course contents summary
Solid elements, formulation, 3D elements applications, shell elements and their applications, the finite element method for structural reliability, material and geometric non-linearity, the application of FEM to fracture mechanics, elastoplastic analysis, FEM applications in contact mechanics, thermo-mechanical analysis
NAFEMS, A finite element primer, UK
Teaching methods: lessons, laboratory, specialist seminars
Evaluation: oral presentation, and the compilation of a technical report on an application of the finite elements method.