Code | MMP534 |

Name | Automatization of Calculation of Construction Durability |

Status | Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice |

Level and type | Post-graduate Studies, Academic |

Field of study | Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Machine Building |

Faculty | |

Academic staff | Aleksandrs Januševskis, Jānis Januševskis |

Credit points | 4.0 (6.0 ECTS) |

Parts | 1 |

Annotation |
Calculations of design strength as the integral part of computer aided design and analysis (CAD/CAE). An overview of numerical techniques for CAE: matrices, eigenvalue problems, differentiation, integration, linear algebraic equations. Finite element method (FEM). Applying FEM for solution of the elasticity theory problems. Geometric modelling. Discretization of the real structures. Review of general purpose FEM programs. Capabilities of the strength analysis programs. FE libraries, solution methods and commands. Preprocessing, postprocessing and other special capabilities. Optimization of statically loaded constructions of mechanical engineering.. |

Goals and objectives of the course in terms of competences and skills |
Systematic learning of construction strength calculation problems and mathematical basics, understanding of theoretical concepts of CAE and practical skills of CAE software application for broad class of mechanical engineering objects. |

Learning outcomes and assessment |
The student must know how to create the virtual 3D models for computations as well as perform strength, buckling, fatigue, frequency, thermo and optimization analysis by SolidWorks Simulation software - Corresponding models and documentation with the results of computations obtained in practical works and coursework as well as student answers on assessment test questions. The student must be familiar with the problems to be solved by CAE and the mathematical foundations of solution methods, the basic concepts of CAD/CAE as well as have practical skills to perform static and optimization calculations for the mechanical engineering objects applying CAE software. - Question at the examination. Development quality and observance of the submission deadline of the coursework, student attendance rate, as well as participation in students scientific conferences are considered additionally |

Course prerequisites | Computer skills, mathematics, mechanics (statics), strength of materials |

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