# Summer 2021 - MSE 427 D100

## Overview

• #### Course Times + Location:

Th 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

• #### Exam Times + Location:

Aug 11, 2021
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

• #### Instructor:

Gary Wang
gwa5@sfu.ca
1 778 782-8495
• #### Prerequisites:

MSE 280 or ENSC 380, MSE 320 or ENSC 382, MSE 321 or ENSC 388 and a minimum of 80 credits.

## Description

#### CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Overview of the finite element method (FEM) and its use in industry; finite element procedures with applications to the solution of general problems in 2-D and 3-D solid, structural, fluid mechanics, and heat and mass transfer; continuum mechanics equations; Galerkin and other residual methods; Potential energy method; practice with FEA software tools with guidelines for real-world applications. Students who have taken ENSC 888 or equivalent cannot take this course for further credit.

## Objectives

• Learn fundamental theories of Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
• Know the behavior and usage of common types of elements
• Apply FEA methods and tools in product analysis and design, including
• building an FEA model,
• tuning the mesh,
• interpreting and evaluating the results, and
• knowing consequences of assumptions

1. Introduction
2. Stiffness (displacement) method
3. Truss and beam equations
4. Computer program for truss and beam analysis
5. Frame and grid equations
6. Plane stress and strain stiffness equations
7. Modeling and interpreting FEA results
8. Introduction to ANSYS
9. 3D stress analysis
10. Heat transfer and fluid problems
11. Electromagnetic analysis problems
12. Practical application of FEA

#### NOTES:

 MSE 427 MSE 727 Labs 20% 20% Mid-term 20% 20% Project 20% 30% Final Exam 40% 30%

## Materials

A First Course in the Finite Element Method, 2016, 6th edition, by Daryl L. Logan, Thomson-Engineering.

ISBN: 1305635116

1. An Introduction to the Finite Element Method, by N. Reddy, McGraw-Hill
2. The Finite Element Method for Engineers, by Kenneth H. Huebner, Donald L. Dewhirst, Douglas E. Smith, Ted G. Byrom, Wiley
3. The Finite Element Method Using MATLAB, by Young W. Kwon, Hyochoong Bang, CRC