Code | MTH303 |

Name | Automatization of Calculation of Construction Durability (Basic Course) |

Status | Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice |

Level and type | Undergraduate Studies, Academic |

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

Faculty | |

Academic staff | Aleksandrs Januševskis, Jānis Januševskis |

Credit points | 3.0 (4.5 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.. |

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 and thermo analysis applying the SolidWorks Simulation software - Corresponding models and documentation with the results of computations obtained in practical works and coursework as well as student answers on the 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 calculations for the mechanical engineering objects by help of CAE software. - 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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