Numerical Simulation

Mestrado em Engenharia Mecânica - Projecto e Produção Mecânica
6 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 15,0 T + 30,0 TP + 3,0 OT

Lecturer
- Bruno Miguel Santana Chaparro

Prerequisites
Not applicable

Objectives
This course aims to provide the basic concepts of the method of finite elements, the stages of its formulation and application to simple practical cases.

Program
1. INTRODUCTION
2. INTRODUCTION TO FEM METHODS
2.1 INTRODUCTION TO INTEGRAL FORMULATION AND VARIATIONAL METHODS
3. SIMULATION OF MECHANICAL BEHAVIOUR
3.1. BOUNDARY CONDITIONS
3.2. STRESS-STRAIN RELATIONSHIP
4. STUDY OF SPECIAL CASES
4.1. LOCAL MESH
4.2. BUCKLING
4.3. STRESS CONCENTRATION
5. STUDY OF PRACTICAL CASES

Evaluation Methodology
Assessment comprises: continuous (during class periods) and summative Assessment is based based on the works done during the classes and a final FEM project.

Bibliography
- Katz, C. e Hartmann, F. (2004). STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS WITH FINITE ELEMENTS. : Springer
- Sousa, R. e Valente, R. e Cruz, J. e Teixeira-Dias, F. (2010). Método dos Elementos Finitos. Lisboa: Edições Técnicas e Profissionais (ETEP)
- Reddy, J. (2005). AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FINITE ELEMENT METHOD. : McGraw-Hill
- Klaus-Bathe, J. (1996). FINITE ELEMENT PROCEDURES. : Prentice-Hall

Method of interaction
Lectures supported by data show. Frequent presentation of illustrative examples and problem-solving activities.

Software used in class
CATIA V5 FEM Module, SOLID WORKS FEM Module, LISA, DD3IMP