ME 402      INTRODUCTION TO FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS       2015/2016 SPRING

 

Instructor                  : Hakan Tanrıöver

Office                         : LA05

E-mail                        : htanriover@cankaya.edu.tr

Phone                         : +90 (312) 233 1378

Class Hours               : Tue 14:20-15:10 @ M101, Wed 15:20-17:10 @ M101

Office Hours              : Mon 13:20-15:10,  Wed 13:20-15:20, Thu 13:20-15:20

Assistant                    : Ferah Çoğun

Office                         : LA 22

E-mail                        : ferahco@cankaya.edu.tr

Phone                         : +90 (312) 233 1330

Course Description:

The course will provide the basic fundamentals of the finite element analysis (FEA). Beginning with simple one-dimensional problem, continuing to two- and three-dimensional elements, and ending with some applications in heat transfer and solid mechanics. Covers modeling, mathematical formulation, and computer implementation.

 

Text Books:

 

  • Moaveni, S., “Finite Element Analysis, Theory and Application with ANSYS”, Prentice-Hall, 1999.*
  • Hutton, D. V., “Fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis”, McGraw Hill, 2004.

 

Other References:

 

  • Reddy, J. N., “An Introduction to The Finite Element Method”. 2nd Ed, McGraw Hill, 1993.
  • Bathe, K. J. “Finite Element Procedures”. Prentice Hall, 2001.
  • Hughes, J.R. “The Finite Element Method, Linear Static and Dynamic Finite Element Analysis”, Dover Publications, 2000.
  • Kwon, Y.W., Bang, H., “The Finite Element Method using Matlab, 2nd Ed.”, CRC Press, 2000.
  • Zienkiewicz, O.C., Taylor, R.L., “The Finite Element Method, Volume 1, The Basics, 5th Edition”, Butterworth-Heinman, 2000.
  • Cook, R.D., Malkus, D.S., Plesha, M.E., "Concepts and Applications of Finite Element Analysis", John Wiley and Sons, 1989.
  • http://www.colorado.edu/engineering/CAS/courses.d/IFEM.d
  • http://www.colorado.edu/engineering/CAS/courses.d/AFEM.d
  • Krishnamoorthy, C. S., Finite element analysis: theory and programming. New Delhi, McGraw-Hill, 1994.
  • Chandrupatla, T. R., Introduction to finite elements in engineering. New Delhi: PHI Learning, 2010.

 

 

Course Objectives:

• The students should understand the mathematical and physical principles underlying the FEA.

• Be able to identify and solve relatively complex engineering problems using commercial FEA code such as ANSYS.

• To provide students with basic skills of FEA programming using Matlab.

• Be able to write FEA technical report to clearly show his/her work

 

Learning Outcomes:

At the conclusion of this course, students should be able to

• demonstrate a basic understanding of the concepts, mathematical formulation and numerical implementation underlying the FEA as applied to solid mechanics and heat transfer;

• understand the basics of programming a FEA code using Matlab to solve simple engineering

problems;

• analyze more complex problems using commercial FEA software ANSYS;

• demonstrate the ability to invoke appropriate assumptions, select proper elements and develop FEA models that adequately and efficiently represent physical systems;

• demonstrate the ability to deliver a professional FEA report of their work and give a well

organized presentation.

 

Schedule:

Week

Topics

Chapter*

1

General Overview of FEM, Basic Steps in the FEM

1

2

Direct Formulation, Minimum Total Potential Energy Formulation, Weighted Residual Formulation

1

3

Trusses; Introduction to ANSYS

2

4

One dimensional Elements; Linear, quadratic and cubic shape functions, Numerical Integration

 

3

5

Analysis of One-Dimensional Problems; Heat transfer problems, solid mechanics problems

4

6

Mid Term I

 

7

Two-dimensional elements

5

8

More ANSYS

6

9

Analysis of Two-Dimensional Heat Transfer Problems

7

10

Analysis of Two-Dimensional Solid Mechanics Problems

8

11

Analysis of Two-Dimensional Solid Mechanics Problems

8

12

Mid Term II

 

13

Three-Dimensional Elements/Structural Dynamics

10

14

Project presentations

 

 

Assesment Criteria:

Quantity        Percentage

 

Mid Terms                2                      %40

 

Homeworks:              4                      %15

 

Project:                      1                     %15

 

Final exam:               1                      %30

 

Attendance                                        %5

 

Other: Detailed information can be found at webpage “http://me402.cankaya.edu.tr/”.