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FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MALAYSIA

MMJ 1153 – COMPUTATIONAL METHOD IN SOLID MECHANICS

Course Planning (Semester 1, 2011/2012)


Lecture & Topics
Week Date Topics
Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3
(Mon.)
1 20 Feb A A A A – Introduction and Overview
2 27 Feb B B B - Mathematical essentials
3 05 Mar B B B B – Preliminaries to FEM
4 12 Mar B B B - Direct approach
5 19 Mar C C C - Mathematical approaches
6 26 Mar C C C - Elements and Interpolation functions
7 02Apr C C Test I C – Plane Elasticity Problem Formulations
8 09 Apr MID-SEMESTER BREAK - Plane stress and plane strain elements
D D D - Axisymmetric elements
9 16 Apr
- Programming structure
10 23 Apr D D D
11 30 Apr D D D D – Elastic-Plastic Problem Formulations
- Mathematical theory of plasticity
12 07 May D D D
- 1-D problems
13 14 May E E E - Plane stress and plane strain
14 21 May E E E
E – Physical Interpretation of FEA Results
15 28 May E Test II Closure - Case studies in solid mechanics and
16 04 Jun STUDY LEAVE structures
17 11 Jun FINAL EXAMINATION

Course Assessment:
TEST 1 15 Notes:
TEST 2 20 • Lectures will be delivered in English
Assignment/ language.
Project/Quiz 25 • Actual date of tests will be announced.
Final Exam 40
100 %

Course Instructor:
Prof. Dr. Mohd Nasir Tamin, CEng
Room: C23-328
Tel: 07-5534622 / 012-7781410
e-mail: taminmn@fkm.utm.my, taminmn@gmail.com

Recommended References:
1. Introduction to Finite Elements in Engineering, 3rd ed., T.R. Chandrupatla and A.D.
Belegundu, Prentice-Hall, NJ (USA), 2001.
2. The Finite Element Method for Engineers, 3rd ed., K.H. Huebner, E.A. Thornton and T.G.
Byrom, John Wiley & Sons, 1982.
3. Finite Element Procedures, K.J. Bathe, Prentice-Hall, NJ (USA), 1996.
4. Finite Elements in Plasticity – Theory and Practice, D.R.J. Owen and E. Hinton,
Pineridge Press Ltd. (UK), 1980.
5. Fortran 77 and Numerical Methods for Engineers, G.J. Borse, PWS Engineering, Boston,
MA (USA), 1985.

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