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CAD and Modern Computational Methods

Module name (EN): CAD and Modern Computational Methods
Degree programme: Mechanical Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.10.2018
Module code: MMDF104
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 5V (5 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: 7
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam, in part at CAD/FEM workstation

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
MMDF104 Mechanical Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.10.2018, semester 7, mandatory course
MAM-7.2 Engineering and Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2004, semester 7, mandatory course
75 class hours (= 56.25 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 123.75 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended knowledge:
CAD Technology, Engineering Mechanics, Strength of Materials, Mathematics

[updated 14.08.2012]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heike Jaeckels
Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heike Jaeckels

[updated 06.09.2004]
Learning outcomes:
After completing this course, students will:
have acquired an overview of the modern simulation methods used in computing engineering structures;
understand and be able to use a 3D CAD system;
be able to couple CAD and finite elements methods;
have experience in the practical application of finite element methods.

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Module content:
- Overview of modern computational methods: FEM, BEM, many-body simulations
- The finite element method (FEM)
- Structure and configuration of a 3D CAD system; specific algorithms and procedures used with 3D CAD systems
- Methods for the 3D design of component assemblies
 -Techniques for creating assembly drawings
- Introduction to a commercial available FEM package
- Practical 3D structural analysis with ANSYS (linear problems)
- Developing an integrated (CAD + FEM) solution to an example design problem including rudimentary solution optimization

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture notes on the CAD system
Assessed exercises
Jaeckels: Accompanying lecture notes with worked examples and additional exercises

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Recommended or required reading:
System-specific manuals, e.g. from Catia, Unigraphics
Link:  Finite Elemente in Statik und Dynamik, Vieweg
Schwarz:  Methode der finiten Elemente, Teubner
Gaul:  Methode der Randelemente in Statik und Dynamik, Vieweg
Hartmann:  Methode der Randelemente, Springer
Müller et al.:  FEM für Praktiker Band 1 Grundlagen
Müller et al.:  FEM für Praktiker Band 3 Temperaturfelder

[updated 12.09.2004]
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