TMM4155 - Finite Element Applications in Mechanical Engineerging
The course includes the following subjects: "geometry idealization", "advanced meshing", "identification of FE based theory and tools for problem solving", "linear and non-linear Finite Element (FE) formulations", "static and dynamic FE formulations in time and frequency domain", "simple control system design for motor and vibration control", "guidance in static, dynamic, contact, buckling and mechanism analysis in NX and FEDEM", "FE based solution of previous exams in TMM4112 Machine Element" and "FE based solutions of advanced industrial applications".
The students have learned problem identification as well as best methods and tools to optimize mechanical systems. Based on selected applications, programs and knowledge from Maskindeler and Elementmetoden GK, the students have learned to utilize FE analyses in mechanical engineering. The students have learned the possibilities and limitations with the applied FE solver theory.
The students have learned to use the Finite Element Method in problem solving related to the integrity and performance of mechanical systems. The students have got comprehensive skills in NX and FEDEM.
The students have got a general competence in dimensioning based on numerical methods and tools
Learning methods and activities
The basic course intension is to transfer the lecturers 30 years academic and industrial experience with development and application of the Finite Element Method in Mechanical Engineering. The course has therefore a strong focus on Finite Element applications and problem solving in Mechanical Engineering. The applications will be selected from previous exams in TMM4112 Machine Elements as well as more complex industrial mechanical systems. FE theory and methods related to the applications will be teached to enable the students to understand and evaluate the simulation results. The students shall see and learn "pros and cons" with analytical calculations and FEM simulations.
The lectures and exercises are given in English on demand. Comprehensive video training is given (see FEAinME on YouTube).
Further on evaluation
Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes 2 compulsory work (60%) and 2 semester assignments (40%). The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade.
For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.
Admission to a programme of study is required:
Mechanical Engineering (MIPROD)
Mechanical Engineering (MTPROD)
Recommended previous knowledge
The course is made for students of Mechanical Engineering, Product Development and Engineering. Mandatory knowledge is TMM4135 - Finite Element Method GK and TMM4112 Machine Elements. Students must have access to a windows compatible laptop powerful enough to run CAE software like FEDEM and NX Nastran.
Required previous knowledge
The course is based on TMM4112 Machine Elements and TMM4135 Finite Element Method GK. Previous knowledge in these courses or similar is mandatory. Experience with NX and FEDEM is an advantage. The students must also have access to a windows compatible laptop powerful enough to run these programs.
Textbook: Engineering Analysis with NX Advanced Simulation
Electronic version available at google books (and other sites)
Powerpoints, NX portalen and lecture notes.
FEAinME Video tutorials on YouTube.
Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
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- * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.