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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. 

Course Highlights:

  • 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

Course Benefits:

  • 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: N/A

Next steps: Upon completion of this class, consider enrolling in other courses in the Mechanical Analysis and Design Certificate.

More information: Contact unexengr@ucsd.edu 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

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