This is a modeling and simulation engineering class. The course shows how Simulation with the Finite Element Method proves itself to be an useful tool in engineering problems to solve challenging and complex tasks and to deal with the physics of analyzed systems.
The aim of the course is to introduce students to the simulation-based engineering design with CAE methods. Different case studies demonstrating the application of CAE in different engineering disciplines will be disclosed with the contribution of experts and examples from industries and research institutions. Class will focus on engineering approach to be used to analyze challenging problems. It will then address problem idealization throughout modeling techniques, to be worked out by state of the art simulation selected from industries case studies. Validation of simulation models compared to evidence from experimental method will then be discussed.
Different case studies demonstrating the application of CAE methods in a variety of engineering disciplines will be presented. Application of CAE methods will be mainly focused on structural mechanics area. However an overview of possible applications involving fluid dynamics and electromagnetics will provide students with a complete scenario of multiphysics simulations. Students shall choose 2 different subjects among the case studies presented, practice the engineering workflow and solve complex problems by building simplified simulation models, using FEA software. The results of their investigations will be summarized in a technical report and a short presentation, which will then be discussed during oral examination
Lecture notes will be shared with students on Moodle throughout the semester.
No textbook required. Theory books will be recommended in each lecture for selected topics.