The Finite Element Method (FEM) has proved to be an extremely powerful technique for numerically solving a broad scope of physical problems, ranging from classical structural problems to biomedical blood flow within the heart.
Participants will have access to FEMAP and ANSYS, a highly functional finite element software program used in a large numbers of engineering disciplines such as civil, aerodynamic, computational fluid dynamic, mechanical, nuclear, biomedical, hydrodynamics, heat conduction, fluid and geo-mechanics to name a few.
This course will provide practical hands-on learning experience and instructions using FEMAP and ANSYS finite element modeling programs to analyze, substantiate design and correct design flaws, if needed, in the digital world.
- Review of basic FEA theory
- Instructions on CAE programs (FEMAP and ANSYS)
- FEM Modeling/ Pre-Processing
- FEM Analysis and Results/Post-Processing
- Programming FEMAP
- Work on several Structural Analysis Problems
- Creating reports for various designs
- Provide working professionals with basic to advanced principles upon which the Finite Element Method is based upon and various nuances of the technique to arrive at physically acceptable models.
- Apply FEM to a broad host of physical problems that illustrate its principles and are not complicated by the geometry of a problem under consideration.
- Hands-on experience that involves creating, running, analyzing, and writing a report on the results of the modeling effort, which could ideally serve as a work-related project.
Hardware: Students are required to bring a laptop.
Course Typically Offered: In-class, Winter and Summer quarter
Prerequisites: Bachelor in Civil, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or have taken courses in Statics and Mechanics of materials.
Next steps: Upon completion of this class, consider enrolling in other courses in the Mechanical Analysis and Design Certificate.
More information: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about Mechanical Analysis and Design and course offerings.
Course Number: MAE-40032
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Mechanical Analysis and Design