FEEG3001 Finite Element Analysis in Solid

Mechanics (201617)
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Module title

Finite Element Analysis in Solid Mechanics

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Module lead

Atul Bhaskar

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External Examiner:

Professor John Dear, Imperial College London


Engineering & the Environment

Academic unit

FEE Ed - Aerospace Eng

Academic session first offered


Credit Points

ECTS 7.5


Postgraduate research

When will the module be taught Semester 1
Pre-requisite and/or co-requisite
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module is core

Programmes in which the
module is compulsory

Comp Eng Design w Placement (year 4)
Advanced Materials (year 4)
Materials & Struct w Placement (year 5)
Materials and Structures (year 4)
Comp Eng & Design (year 3)
MES Offshore Engineering (year 1)
Computational Eng & Design (year 3)

Programmes in which the module is optional Naval Engineering w Placement (year 5) Adv Materials w Placement (year 5) Naval Engineering w Placement (year 4) Offshore Engineering (year 4) Semester Abroad (year 4) Naval Architecture (year 4) MES Maritime Comp Fluid Dyn (year 1) MEng Acoustical Engineering (year 3) BEng Acoustical Engineering (year 3) Sust Energy Sys w Placement (year 4) Sem in Industry with Placement (year 5) Mechatronics with Placement (year 5) Adv Materials w Placement (year 5) Sustainable Energy Systems (year 3) Automotive with Placement (year 4) Aerospace with Placement (year 5) Eng Management w Placement (year 5) MEng Aero & Astro w Placement (year 5) MSc Eng Materials / AMES (year 1) MSc Unmanned Vehicle Sys Des (year 1) Semester in Industry (year 4) Interdisciplinary (year 3) Aerospace (year 3) MSc Space Systems Engineering (year 1) Aerodynamics with Placement (year 5) Spacecraft Engineering (year 4) Airvehicle Systems & Design (year 4) Mechatronics (year 3) Aerodynamics (year 4) Spacecraft Eng with Placement (year 5) Airvehicle Sys Des w Placement (year 5) MEng Space Systems Engineering (year 4) Engineering Management (year 4) MEng Aero & Astro (year 4) Interdiscplinary w Placement (year 4) BSc Acoustics with Music (year 3) BSc Acoustics and Music (year 3) Interdisciplinary (year 4) Interdisciplinary (year 4) MEng Ship Science (year 4) Engineering Management (year 3) Interdisciplinary w Placement (year 5) Eng Management with Placement (year 4) MSc Unmanned Aircraft Sys Des (year 1) Yacht & Small Craft (year 4) Naval Engineering (year 4) MSc in Mechatronics / AMES (year 1) MEng Acoust Eng with Placement (year 4) Comp Eng & Des w Placement (year 5) Biomedical Eng w Placement (year 5) Acoustical Eng w Placement (year 4) Sem Abroad S2 w Placement (year 4) Biomedical Engineering (year 3) .

you will be able to: Provide background solid mechanics required for the FEA contents. aiming at providing an understanding of fundamental knowledge and technique of FEM developing tools to analyse engineering problems using FEM and typical commercial FEA package. Aims and learning outcomes Aim Having successfully completed this module. the module concentrates on solving this problem by introducing the Finite Element Method. . you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: Variational principles in statics and dynamics of structure Fundamental concepts and method of FEA Direct stiffness.Date of last edit Naval Architecture w Placement (year 5) MEng Ship Sci with Placement (year 5) Sem Abroad S1 w Placement (year 5) Acoustical Engineering (year 4) MSc Biomedical Engineering (year 1) Automotive (year 4) Advanced Materials (year 4) Semester Abroad w Placement (year 5) MSc Comp Eng & Design / AMES (year 1) Semester Abroad: Semester One (year 4) MSc Advanced Tribology /AMES (year 1) Naval Engineering (year 3) Advanced Materials (year 4) MES Advanced Materials (year 1) MES Naval Architecture (year 1) BEng Mechanical Engineering (year 3) BEng Aero & Astro (year 3) Semester Abroad: Semester Two (year 3) Yacht & Smll Craft w Placement (year 5) MSc Surface Eng & Coat / AMES (year 1) Offshore Eng w Placement (year 5) MES Yacht & Small Craft (year 1) 15th Apr 2016 .2:05pm Module overview This module is aimed at providing the requisite background in solid mechanics and structural vibration. Knowledge and Understanding Having successfully completed this module. Rayleigh-Ritz methods and FEA. Then. Provide an understanding of fundamental knowledge and technique of FEM. Develop tools to analyse engineering problems using FEM and typical commercial FEA package.

A checklist for embedding the graduate attributes is available at: https://sharepoint. 4. The use of commercial codes e. skills and understandings that University of Southampton students have the opportunity to develop. General introduction. 5. The Graduate Attributes are achieved through the successful attainment of the learning outcomes of the programmes. and successful engagement with the University’s co-curriculum e. Subject Specific Practical Having successfully completed this module. Practical aspects of the use of FE codes: pre.aspx Summary of syllabus content 1.uk/sites/ese/quality_handbook/Handbook/Employability%20Statement. Identify information requirements and sources for design and evaluation. 3.FEA formulation in solid mechanics.g. General FE formulation: aspects of derivation of the element matrices.g. solution procedures. Variational principle in mechanics. Hamilton’s Principle 2. Subject Specific Intellectual Having successfully completed this module.ac. ANSYS.and post-processing. Finite Element Formulation for 1D elastic continua (rods. They include but extend beyond subjectspecific knowledge of an academic discipline and its technical proficiencies. the Graduate Passport. Priniciple of minimum total potential energy. 2. objectives The general continuous solid mechanics 1. you will be able to: Formulate finite element matrices variationally. Synthesise information and ideas for use in the evaluation process. you will be able to: Choose a commercial FEA software to solve practical problems through workshops and a design assignment. Constitutive equations: an overview Finite Element Analysis 1. A brief review of normal modes and natural frequencies in multi-degree-of-freedom discrete systems 4. Analyse and build FEA model for various engineering problems. Graduate Attributes Graduate Attributes are the personal qualities. Application of the principle of minimum potential energy to approximate solution of elasticity problems Rayleigh-Ritz Method in statics.soton. Lagrange’s equations in dynamics of mechanical systems 3. Fundamental isoparametric elements. application of boundary conditions. strings): statics and . Derivation of equations of motion and FE matrices in structural dynamics. shafts. assembly.

Constant Strain Triangle (CST) elements for plane stress and plane strain. Element selection Summary of teaching and learning methods Teaching methods include Lectures Class discussions Practical FEA model presentation ANSYS computer laboratory sessions Learning activities include Directed reading Assignments Example exercises and writing of laboratory report Independent learning to use FEA software on computers Study time allocation Contact hours: 35 Private study hours: 115 Total study time: 150 hours Summary of assessment and Feedback methods Assessment Method Lab Reports % Final contribution Number assessment Feedback Method to final (✔) mark 20% Feedback will be provided through the following mechanisms: Class discussion based on notes and worked examples. Discussion on common problems encountered in the Problem Sheets. 2D Quadrilateral elements 10. Beam bending elements.dynamics 6. 8. FE formulation for trusses in 2D: coordinate transformations 7. Revision sessions and discussion of past exam papers. axi-symmetric elements. Isoparametric FE formulations. Statics and dynamics. 11. Written feedback on marked computer laboratory reports. . 9.

In-class test (contributes 10% towards the final grade). Cook. Energy and Finite Element Methods in Structural Mechanics. Bathe. John Wiley & Sons. Concepts and Applications of Finite Element Analysis. .H. Referral Method By examination Exam (2hr) x1 = 100% Method of Repeat Year Repeat year internally Special Features A balanced mix of the theoretical and practical aspects of a tool commonly used in engineering design. Discussion on common problems encountered in the Problem Sheets.In class test (To provide feedback before the Exam) 10% Exam 70% (Duration:2 hours) Class discussion based on notes and worked examples. 1985. Revision sessions and discussion of past exam papers. Finite Element Procedures in Engineering Analysis. 1981. Resource type: Core textbook K. Prentice-Hall. 1996 Resource type: Core textbook I. Shames and C.D. Dym. Learning Resources Resource type: Core textbook R. Taylor & Francis. Written feedback on marked computer laboratory reports.J.L.

5 Follow-up work 17.5 Revision 10 Wider reading or practice 53 Completion of assessment task 17 Placement Hours 0 Year Placement 0 6 Month Placement 0 Total 115 .Appendix: KIS hours Contact hours for Teaching: Hours Lectures 35 Seminars (including sessions with outside speakers) 0 Tutorials 0 Practical Classes and Workshops (including Boat work) 0 Project supervision 0 Fieldwork 0 Demonstration Sessions 0 Supervised time in studios/workshops/laboratories 0 External Visits 0 Summer Workshops 0 Work Based Learning 0 Total 35 Independent study Hours Preparation for scheduled sessions 17.