317.538 Practice-Oriented Use of Finite Element Methods
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC
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Course evaluation

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • analyse simple structural mechanical problems with the help of the finite element software Hyperworks
  • convert practical problems into numerical models and solve them with a suitable analysis type (deformation, stress, buckling or modal analysis) in Hyperworks
  • apply discretization techniques and weigh the accuracy and numerical effort of the FE simulation against each other
  • apply knowledge of element types, material definitions, boundary conditions and analysis types in the practical use of Hyperworks or another FE program

Subject of course

Modelling techniques, meshing, pre- and postprocessing using the program HyperWorks, dealing with various analysetypes.

Teaching methods

During the semester the students solve six different exercises individually. They create with the given geometry, material parameters and boundary conditions numerical models for every exercise. The modeling in Hyperworks will be demonstrated step by step during class while students can follow on their own laptops. In addition, instructional videos are provided on TUWEL helping to tackle the exercises. Half of the class duration is intended to have one-on-one discussions about questions and problems of the students.

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Thu08:00 - 10:0005.03.2020 - 12.03.2020GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal 317.538
Practice-Oriented Use of Finite Element Methods - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Thu05.03.202008:00 - 10:00GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal 317.538
Thu12.03.202008:00 - 10:00GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal 317.538

Examination modalities

The students summarize the main results of the six exercises in a report. Moreover, the students solve an additional exercise in Hyperworks during an interview to verify if they have done the six exercises individually. The basic theoretical knowledge will be checked in two written exams of approximately 20 minutes.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
06.03.2020 00:00 15.04.2020 23:00

Curricula

Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 245 Mechanical Engineering STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
033 282 Mechanical Engineering - Management STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 445 Mechanical Engineering STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase

Literature

No lecture notes are available.

Language

German