ENME440-18A (HAM)

Finite Element Analysis and Applications

20 Points

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Faculty of Science and Engineering
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School of Engineering

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Modeling and computer simulation of engineering systems is widely used for research and by industry. This paper exposes students to a range of simulation methods and modern software for a range of subject areas. This paper builds on knowledge in a wide range of subject areas including mathematics, computing, dynamics, mechanics of materials and thermofluids. This paper is taught through lectures, tutorials and computer simulation workshops. This paper requires students to be able to both write their own programming code (Matlab) and use commercial software, to implement the Finite Element Method (FEM) to solve mechanical engineering problems.

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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught through lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions.

Important Note for International Students: For international students in New Zealand under student visas, regular attendance is part of your visa obligation and is checked as a requirement on the University under the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students, to which the University is a signatory. Academic staff are formally required to monitor attendance in classes and submission of compulsory assessment events/items and to report to Waikato International in the event that any problem with irregular attendance or non-submission is not resolved.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • 1. determine displacements and stresses in skeletal structural elements by minimizing the total potential energy using the Rayleigh-Ritz Method
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  • 2. determine displacements and stresses in skeletal structural elements and temperature distribution in heat transfer problems by solving the partial differential equations using the Galerkin Method
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  • 3. develop MATLAB codes and solve simple Finite Element Analysys (FEA) problems in axial loading, bending, heat transfer
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  • 4. develop MATLAB codes for determining natural frequencies, critical loads and modes of simple structures
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  • 5. calculate stresses and displacements of mechanical structures and components using an FEA software package
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  • 6. determine the natural frequencies, critical loads and modes of mechanical structures and components using an FEA software package
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Test 1: Finite Element Analysis (FEA) theory
4 Apr 2018
4:00 PM
20
  • In Class: In Lecture
2. Test 2: Theory with MATLAB coding
4 May 2018
9:00 AM
20
  • In Class: In Lab
3. Test 3: FEA theory
28 May 2018
3:00 PM
20
  • In Class: In Lecture
4. Matlab Assignments
18
  • Hand-in: In Lab
  • Hand-in: Faculty Information (FG Link)
5. ANSYS (FEA Software) Assignments
22
  • Hand-in: In Lab
  • Hand-in: Faculty Information (FG Link)
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Software manuals will be available and Lecture outline notes will be provided. Additional recommended reading for FEA:

Most handouts for this section of the paper, will be available on Moodle for students to download.

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Recommended Readings

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A First Course in the Finite Element Method by Daryl L. Logan 4th Edition, Thomson, 2007.

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Online Support

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A Moodle site will operate for this paper. Students are expected to use Moodle; for example announcements made there are expected to be read. No printed notes will be given out by the lecturer; all documentation will be placed on Moodle.

PLEASE NOTE: Moodle will be used for class notices etc and it is your responsibility to check the site regularly. Instructions provided on Moodle and in lectures are considered to be given to the class as a whole.
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Workload

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Contact Hours: Lectures 20; Laboratories 42; Tutorial 12; Tests 6; Total 80

Non-contact hours: Assignments 26; Review after lectures 42; Preparation for tests 48; Total 116.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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This paper is an elective part of the Bachelor of Engineering and is particularly suitable for the Mechanical Engineering programme.
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: ENGG285 or MATH251, and ENGG284 or MATH255, and ENMP313

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ENSC340, ENSC540, ENGG340, ENGG540 and ENME540

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