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16.810 (16.

682) Engineering Design and Rapid Prototyping

Finite Element Method
Instructor(s) Prof. Olivier de Weck deweck@mit.edu Dr. Il Yong Kim kiy@mit.edu

January 12, 2004

Plan for Today

FEM Lecture (ca. 50 min)
„ „

FEM fundamental concepts, analysis procedure Errors, Mistakes, and Accuracy


Cosmos Introduction (ca. 30 min)

Follow along step-by-step


Conduct FEA of your part (ca. 90 min)
„ „ „

Work in teams of two First conduct an analysis of your CAD design You are free to make modifications to your original model

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Course Concept today 16.810 (16.682) 3 .

810 (16.Course Flow Diagram Learning/Review Design Intro CAD/CAM/CAE Intro FEM/Solid Mechanics Overview Manufacturing Training Structural Test “Training” Design Optimization Problem statement Deliverables Design Sketch v1 Drawing v1 Hand sketching CAD design FEM analysis Produce Part 1 Test Optimization Produce Part 2 Test Final Review due today today Analysis output v1 Part v1 Wednesday Experiment data v1 Design/Analysis output v2 Part v2 Experiment data v2 16.682) 4 .

Numerical Method Finite Element Method Boundary Element Method Finite Difference Method Finite Volume Method Meshless Method 16.682) 5 .810 (16.

. Number of degrees-of-freedom (DOF) Continuum: Infinite FEM: Finite (This is the origin of the name.810 (16.FEM cuts a structure into several elements (pieces of the structure). Description .This process results in a set of simultaneous algebraic equations. Finite Element Method) 16.What is the FEM? FEM: Method for numerical solution of field problems.Then reconnects elements at “nodes” as if nodes were pins or drops of glue that hold elements together. .682) 6 .

810 (16. Boundary Conditions Governing Equation (Differential equation) L(φ ) + f = 0 B (φ ) + g = 0 16.Fundamental Concepts (1) Many engineering phenomena can be expressed by “governing equations” and “boundary conditions” Elastic problems Thermal problems Fluid flow Electrostatics etc.682) 7 .

810 (16. but you cannot solve it by hand 16.Fundamental Concepts (2) Example: Vertical machining center Elastic deformation Thermal behavior etc.682) 8 . Geometry is very complex! Governing Equation: Boundary Conditions: L(φ ) + f = 0 B(φ ) + g = 0 FEM A set of simultaneous algebraic equations Approximate! [K ]{u} = {F} You know all the equations.

682) 9 .810 (16.Fundamental Concepts (3) [K ]{u} = {F} Property Behavior Action {u} = [K ]−1{F} Unknown Property Elastic Thermal Fluid Electrostatic stiffness conductivity viscosity dialectri permittivity [K ] Behavior {u} Action {F} displacement temperature velocity electric potential force heat source body force charge 16.

simple elements A field quantity is interpolated by a polynomial over an element Adjacent elements share the DOF at connecting nodes Finite element: Small piece of structure 16.682) 10 .Fundamental Concepts (4) It is very difficult to make the algebraic equations for the entire domain Divide the domain into a number of small.810 (16.

682) 11 .Fundamental Concepts (5) Obtain the algebraic equations for each element (this is easy!) Put all the element equations together [K E ]{u E } = {F E } [K E ]{u E } = {F E } [K E ]{u E } = {F E } [K E ]{u E } = {F E } [K E ]{u E } = {F E } [K E ]{u E } = {F E } [K E ]{u E } = {F E } [K E ]{u E } = {F E } [K E ]{u E } = {F E } [K ]{u} = {F} 16.810 (16.

810 (16.Fundamental Concepts (6) Solve the equations. [K ]{u} = {F} {u} = [K ]−1{F} 16.682) 12 . obtaining unknown variabless at nodes.

[K ]{u} = {F} Property Behavior Action K: Stiffness matrix x: Displacement F: Load Kx = F K x F 16.Concepts .A set of simultaneous algebraic equations at nodes. .FEM uses the concept of piecewise polynomial interpolation.810 (16.682) 13 .By connecting elements together.Summary . . the field quantity becomes interpolated over the entire structure in piecewise fashion.

Klaus-Jurgen Bathe in ME at MIT Reference [2] 16. Adina. fluid flow. Ansys.The term finite element was first coined by clough in 1960. and other areas.The first book on the FEM by Zienkiewicz and Chung was published in 1967. (Abaqus.Most commercial FEM software packages originated in the 1970s.) . etc. . engineers used the method for approximate solutions of problems in stress analysis. . the FEM was applied to a wide variety of engineering problems.810 (16. . In the early 1960s.Brief History . heat transfer.682) 14 .In the late 1960s and early 1970s.

thermal. inertial forces) .Time or frequency dependent loading 16.810 (16.Electrostatic problems Can handle complex restraints .Solid mechanics .682) 15 .Nodal load (point loads) .Heat problems .Indeterminate structures can be solved.Advantages of the FEM Can readily handle very complex geometry: . Can handle complex loading .Fluids .The heart and power of the FEM Can handle a wide variety of engineering problems .Element load (pressure.Dynamics .

16.810 (16. Mistakes by users can be fatal. The FEM has "inherent" errors.682) 16 . which would permit one to examine system response to changes in various parameters.Disadvantages of the FEM A general closed-form solution. The FEM obtains only "approximate" solutions. is not produced.

810 (16.682) 17 .Typical FEA Procedure by Commercial Software User Preprocess Build a FE model Computer Process Conduct numerical analysis User Postprocess See results 16.

Contact . ρ .Transient Thermal Analysis [2] Select element type 2-D 3-D Linear Quadratic Truss Beam Shell Plate [3] Material properties E.Transient Dynamic Analysis . ν . α .Modal Analysis .Steady-state Thermal Analysis .Buckling Analysis .682) 18 .Preprocess (1) [1] Select analysis type .Structural Static Analysis .810 (16. " Solid 16.

682) 19 .Preprocess (2) [4] Make nodes [5] Build elements by assigning connectivity [6] Apply boundary conditions and loads 16.810 (16.

See the results Displacement Stress Strain Natural frequency Temperature Time history 16.682) 20 .810 (16.Solve the boundary value problem [8] Postprocess .Process and Postprocess [7] Process .

* Time (ms) * R. Cook. good or bad!! Displacement (mm) 1 ms pressure pulse BC: Hinged supports Load: Pressure pulse Unknown: Lateral mid point displacement in the time domain Results obtained from ten reputable FEM codes and by users regarded as expert. Finite Element Modeling for Stress Analysis. colorful contours can be produced by any model.Responsibility of the user 200 mm Fancy. D.810 (16. John Wiley & Sons.682) 21 . 1995 16.

Field quantity is assumed to be a polynomial over an element.682) 22 . Domain Approximated domain FEM .Geometry is simplified.810 (16.Use very simple integration techniques (Gauss Quadrature) f(x) Area: -1 1 x  1   1  f ( x ) dx f f ≈ +   −  ∫−1 3  3  1 16. (which is not true) True deformation Linear element Quadratic element Cubic element FEM .Errors Inherent in FEM Formulation .

The computer carries only a finite number of digits.) 2 = 1. e.g.g.Numerical Difficulties e.Errors Inherent in Computing .41421356.682) 23 .14159265 . π = 3. k2 ≈ 0 [(k1 + k2 ) − k2 ]u2 = P ⇒ u2 = P P ≈ k2 0 16.810 (16.) Very large stiffness difference k1  k2 .

E=200 GPa.Supports are insufficient to prevent all rigid-body motions .g.Inconsistent units (e.Distorted elements .g) Shell elements are used where solid elements are needed .810 (16.682) 24 .Too large stiffness differences Æ Numerical difficulties 16.Mistakes by Users . Force = 100 lbs) .Elements are of the wrong type e.

682) 25 . and Accuracy „ Cosmos Introduction (ca. analysis procedure Errors. 50 min) „ „ FEM fundamental concepts.Plan for Today „ FEM Lecture (ca. Mistakes.810 (16. 30 min) „ Follow along step-by-step „ Conduct FEA of your part (ca. 90 min) „ „ „ Work in teams of two First conduct an analysis of your CAD design You are free to make modifications to your original model 16.

810 (16.. 1995 Introduction to Finite Element Method.ce.155. Concepts and Applications of Finite Element Analysis.edu/paulino Robert Cook et al. Advantages and Disadvantages). 1989 Robert Cook. John Wiley & Sons.17. Finite Elements – An Introduction.uiuc. Introduction to FEM (History.682) 26 .References Glaucio H. Paulino. Prentice Hall.47 (in Korean) J. John Wiley & Sons. 1981 16. Tinsley Oden et al.. Finite Element Modeling For Stress Analysis. http://210. http://cee.

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