Dr Glenn Leighton
21 hours lectures + 14 hours hand on time and 50 hours written assignment
Coursework worth 15 credits
On successful completion of this study the student should be able to:
- Understand the theory underpinning finite element analysis (FEA).
- Identify and evaluate the requirements to carry out FEA.
- Apply the good practices associated to the use of FEA.
- Use a commercial FEA package named Ansys.
- Solve a range of mechanical and thermal problems.
- Overview of the FEA method, pre-processing, solution. and post-processing, basic terminology, range of applications.
- Presentation of a software package named Ansys.
- Presentation of FEA for mechanical linear (elasticity) analysis mechanical analysis using various element types: bars, beams, 2D, 3D, shell elements.
- Presentation of CAD model, meshing, symmetry, model development, implementation of force boundary conditions, solution, and post processor analysis.
- Presentation of FEA for heat transfer analysis, equivalence with other field problems, convergence issue, boundary conditions, model creation and solution.