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Finite Element Analysis
 Course Code : MME507 Course Type : Area Elective Couse Group : Second Cycle (Master's Degree) Education Language : English Work Placement : N/A
 Theory : 3 Prt. : 0 Credit : 3 Lab : 0 ECTS : 8
Objectives of the Course

The objective of the course is to teach the basic fundamentals of finite element method with emphasis on the underlying theory, assumptions, and modelling issues as well as providing hands on experience using finite element software to model, analyse and design systems of relevance to engineers.

Course Content

Numerical solution technique, Finite element method, Built the model one, two and three dimensions, Element types, real constant, Material properties, Built the model, Mesh generation, Solution, Review the results, Sample problems with ANSYS software: Structural analyses, Thermal Analyses and Couple field analyses.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
 1 Have knowledge about numerical solution technique 2 Understanding main principle of the numerical solution technique such as finite element method 3 Ability to make structural analysis by the finite element method 4 Ability to make thermal analysis by the finite elements method 5 Ability to apply finite element method to micro scale fluidic problems
 1 Hughes T. J. R, The Finite Element Method: Linear Static and Dynamic Finite Element Analysis, Dover Publications, 2000. 2 Bathe K. J.,Finite Element Procedures, Prentice-Hall, 1996 3 Reddy J. N., An Introduction to the Finite-Element Method, 3rd edition, McGraw-Hill, 2005.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Introduction to finite element analysis
Week 2 - Theoretical
Review of basic concepts in math and mechanics
Week 3 - Theoretical
1D and 2D finite element methods
Week 4 - Theoretical
Week 5 - Theoretical
Different stabilized formulations of incompressible momentum equations
Week 6 - Theoretical
Direct and iterative techniques for the solution of linear algebraic systems
Week 7 - Theoretical
Direct and iterative techniques for the solution of linear algebraic systems
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm Exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Heat transfer problems with free and forced convection
Week 10 - Theoretical
Heat transfer problems with free and forced convection
Week 11 - Theoretical
Week 12 - Theoretical
Formulation and fluid structure interaction
Week 13 - Theoretical
Week 14 - Theoretical
Week 15 - Theoretical
Week 16 - Final Exam
Final Exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%15
Final Examination1%60
Quiz4%15
Assignment5%5
Term Assignment1%5