MET300 Computer Aided Engineering CAE

This course will introduce the technology students to the important subject of engineering design and finite element analysis. The course material builds on the students’ previous experience in computer graphics and strength of materials and introduces them to the modern concepts of concurrent engineering and design for manufacturability. The students will learn how to import their graphic drawings from the Computer Aided Design (CAD) to the Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) software and apply the loads and appropriate boundary condition. The application of CAE in linear stress and deformation analysis of mechanical systems and fluid mechanics will be the essential part of this course. Computer simulations will be performed during the required laboratory section using the CAD and finite element simulation software. Prerequisite(s): MET 206 and MET 104 and MET 109 Corequisite(s): MET 300L Credits: 3 (2,2)

Topics covered:

  • Matrix Algebra Review
  • Theory of Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
    • Equilibrium Equation
    • Stiffness Matrix
    • Element Types
    • Boundary Conditions (BC) and Loadings
    • Analysis
  • Use of FEA Software Package
    • Three-Dimensional (3D) Model Generation (Pre-Processing)
    • Import Models from Different CAD Applications
    • Creating Nodes and Elements (Mesh Generation)
    • Applying BC’s and Loads
    • Applying Material Properties
    • Analysis
    • Post-Processing
    • Special topics such as dynamic, non-linear, and heat transfer applications
  • Design for Manufacturability, Modification and Optimization