Summer 2021 - MSE 427 D100

Finite Element Analysis (3)

Class Number: 4921

Delivery Method: Remote

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

  • 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.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

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

Table of Contents

  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

Grading

NOTES:

 

MSE 427

MSE 727

Labs

20%

20%

Mid-term

20%

20%

Project

20%

30%

Final Exam

40%

30%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

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


ISBN: 1305635116

RECOMMENDED READING:

  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

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2021

Teaching at SFU in summer 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods, but we will continue to have in-person experiential activities for a selection of courses.  Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).