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2024S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC

## Properties

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

## 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.

The format of the course may deviate due to the pandemic.

Written and oral

## Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Wed10:00 - 12:0006.03.2024 - 26.06.2024GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Lecture/Course
Tue08:00 - 10:0028.05.2024GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Ersatztermine
Practice-Oriented Use of Finite Element Methods - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Wed06.03.202410:00 - 12:00GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Lecture/Course
Wed13.03.202410:00 - 12:00GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Lecture/Course
Wed20.03.202410:00 - 12:00GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Lecture/Course
Wed10.04.202410:00 - 12:00GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Lecture/Course
Wed17.04.202410:00 - 12:00GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Lecture/Course
Wed24.04.202410:00 - 12:00GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Lecture/Course
Wed08.05.202410:00 - 12:00GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Lecture/Course
Wed15.05.202410:00 - 12:00GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Lecture/Course
Tue28.05.202408:00 - 10:00GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Ersatztermine
Wed29.05.202410:00 - 12:00GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Lecture/Course
Wed12.06.202410:00 - 12:00GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Lecture/Course
Wed19.06.202410:00 - 12:00GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Lecture/Course
Wed26.06.202410:00 - 12:00GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT Lecture/Course

## Examination modalities

The students summarize the main results of the six exercises in a report. Moreover, the students solve an additional exercise in Hyperworks in an exam 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.

## Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Tue08:00 - 09:0028.05.2024GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT written09.05.2024 08:00 - 26.05.2024 08:00TISSKolloquium 1 (Ersatztermin)
Tue09:00 - 10:0028.05.2024GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT written09.05.2024 08:00 - 26.05.2024 08:00TISSKolloquium 2 (Ersatztermin)
Wed10:00 - 11:0019.06.2024GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT written21.05.2024 10:00 - 17.06.2024 10:00TISSPraktischer Prüfungsteil (eigener Laptop)
Wed10:00 - 11:0026.06.2024GM 4 Knoller Hörsaal - VT written28.05.2024 10:00 - 24.06.2024 10:00TISSPraktischer Prüfungsteil (eigener Laptop, Ersatztermin)

## Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
16.02.2024 09:00 30.04.2024 08:00 30.04.2024 08:00

## Curricula

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

## Literature

No lecture notes are available.

## Previous knowledge

Knowledge of mechanics (in particular statics, fundamentals of strength of materials, dynamics)
Knowledge of mathematics (in particular linear algebra),
Knowledge of numerical methods in engineering (esp. initial value problems,
solution of differential equations, interpolation)

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