Finite Elements Structural Analysis With Tdyn RamSeries
Compass Ingeniería y Sistemas
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The main goal of this course is to provide the student with the fundamental tools for feeling comfortable when dealing with the different aspects of simulations based on the Finite Element Method (FEM), applied to structural analysis (FEA).
The course is mainly focused for Naval Architects, but the FEA aspects which it contains makes it very advisable also for any Engineers and Professionals dealing with structural analyses, and for Engineering students and PhDs willing to get familiar with FEA procedures.
The course has 11 chapters of on-line training, each of them containing a short theory section and apractical exercise. After each training chapter, the students have one week to solve and deliver the practical exercise. The total time of the course is 50 hours.
List the various steps in the analysis/simulation process.
Define the meaning of degree of freedom.
Define the meaning of adaptive mesh refinement
List the degrees of freedom to be constrained on a symmetric boundary.
Sketch problems showing the various form of symmetry.
List the advantages of using symmetry.
List the possible advantages of applying material properties, loads and boundary conditions to underlying geometry rather than to finite element entities.
List the various element types commonly used in the analysis of components within your organisation.
Discuss the difficulties that can arise in using a CAD model as the basis for carrying out analysis and simulation.
Discuss the need for a consistent set of units in any analysis and illustrate possible pitfalls.
Demonstrate effective use of available results presentation facilities.
Employ symmetric boundary conditions effectively.
Carry out sensitivity studies.
Analyse the results from small displacement, linear static analyses and determine whether they satisfy inherent assumptions.
Compare the results from small displacement, linear elastic analyses with allowable values and comment on findings.
Analyse the results from sensitivity studies and draw conclusions from trends.
Prepare an analysis specification, including modelling strategy, highlighting any assumptions relating to geometry, loads, boundary conditions and material properties.
Plan an analysis, specifying necessary resources and timescale.
Assess the significance of simplifying geometry, material models, loads or boundary conditions.
Conduct large displacement analyses.
Use an analysis system to carry out contact analyses.
Define the term Slenderness Ratio.
Define the term Radius of Gyration.
Describe the theoretical steps in a linear buckling analysis, highlighting the role of the Geometric Stiffness Matrix.
Outline various methods of extracting eigenvalues, including the Power Method.
Conduct eigenvalue buckling analyses.
Define the variation in hydrostatic pressure with fluid depth.
Define Buoyancy Force.
Define Hooke's Law.
Discuss the use of beam and shell elements to model stiffeners and highlight limitations.
Describe the boundary conditions appropriate to fully-fixed and simply supported beams and shells and explain the link to bending stress.
Determine positive plate/shell normal directions and use this effectively in the application of pressure and the correct display of surface stress plots.
Use beam elements effectively for appropriate idealisations of components and structures.
Use shell elements effectively for appropriate idealisations of components and structures.
Identify the materials commonly used in your industry sector and indicate which properties led to their use.
List material failure and damage mechanisms with cause and effect statements, for materials commonly used in your industry sector.
Identify those material properties commonly used in analysis and simulation within your organisation.
Explain the terms Isotropic, Orthotropic, Anisotropic and Homogeneous.
Describe the following constitutive behaviour for materials relevant to your industry sector: elastic-perfectly plastic, hyperelastic, viscoelastic, viscoplastic.
Discuss the terms kinematic hardening, isotropic hardening, Bauschinger effect, hysteresis loop.
Employ material constitutive data appropriately in analysis and simulation.
Sketch a stress-strain curve for an elastic-perfectly plastic and bi-linear hardening material showing elastic and plastic modulii.
Explain the terms Isotropic Hardening, Kinematic Hardening and Rate Independency.
Discuss the role of the Hydrostatic and Deviatoric Stress Components in yield criteria for isotropic, polycrystalline solids.
Explain the terms First Yield Load, Ultimate Load and Plastic Instability Load.
Analyse the results from nonlinear material analyses of typical pressure components and determine whether they satisfy code requirements.
Compare the results from nonlinear material analyses of typical pressure components with allowable values and comment on findings.
Prepare an analysis specification for a nonlinear material analysis, including modelling strategy, highlighting any assumptions relating to geometry, loads, boundary conditions and material properties.
MG - List the contents of a simulation specification
MG - List the applicable simulation methodologies and tools including FEA solvers and pre/post processor versions to be used for the relevant project by your company.
MG - Understand the need and relevance of analysis specifications.
MG - Understand applicable design policy in your organization.
MG - Understand model & analysis documentation scope and contents
MG - Understand specific simulation competences required for the relevant project
MG - Apply an existing analysis specification to perform modelling/ analysis tasks
MG - Analyze the relevant problem to prepare a simulation specification
MG - Analyze the relevant simulation specification to prepare a simulation plan
MG - Prepare an analysis specification, including modelling strategy, highlighting any assumptions.
MG - Plan a modelling and analysis approach for the relevant project and problem.
MG - Plan an analysis, specifying necessary resources and timescale.
V&V - Perform basic model checks
CADCAE - State whether the CAD-CAE interfaces amongst your analysis and simulations applications are uni-directional or bi-directional.
CADCAE - List the data that has to be added to your FEA or CFD geometry models after importation of data from any CAD systems you use.
CADCAE - Explain how a CAD model can support different CAE models.
CADCAE - Apply any model clean-up facilities available in your application software, for use on imported data.
CADCAE - Employ any feature-recognition facilities on imported geometry, to allow suppression or modification.
CADCAE - Apply appropriate tolerances and other settings when importing and exporting model data.
CADCAE - Appraise whether any geometrical entities have been approximated on importation into your analysis and simulation systems.
SPDM - List all relevant loads and enviromental data applicable to your product: static dynamic, thermal...and their application type e.g. surface , inertia...(*)
SPDM - State applicable simulation process for the relevant project in your organization.
SPDM - State input data from other disciplines and domains (e.g. design, loads, materials, tests...).
SPDM - State the different phases and control actions of an efficient simulation and analysis process
SPDM - Identify model/simulation data to be managed.
SPDM - List the import and export formats available in your application software.
SPDM- Understand the process to import and select loads for the relevant project(*).
SPDM- Understand loads selection and combination rules applicable to the relevant project(*).
SPDM- Understand different load characteristics and variability(*).