This course focuses on computational mechanics when designing. Topics include basics of computational mechanics, stiffness matrix, governing equations for elastic material, basics of finite element method, practical knowledge of FEM.
By the end of this course, students will be able to use computational mechanics when students want to design something.
Computational mechanics, Design
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
This course introduces basics and computational mechanics and checks students' understanding by exercise in the first half of the course. Students will have chances to work on cases by applying knowledge acquired through this course in the latter half of the course.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Basics of computational mechanics||Understand basics of computational mechanics|
|Class 2||Basics of digital design||Understand digital design|
|Class 3||stiffness matrix||Understand stiffness matrix|
|Class 4||Governing equations for elastic material||Understand governing equations for elastic material|
|Class 5||Energy principle||Understand energy principle|
|Class 6||Beam element||Understand beam element|
|Class 7||Strength of mechanics||Understand strength of mechanics|
|Class 8||Thin plate deformation||Understand thin plate deformation|
|Class 9||modeling and elements||Understand modeling and elements|
|Class 10||meshing, boundary conditions, material properties||Understand meshing, boundary conditions, material properties|
|Class 11||validation, interpretation, evaluation||Understand validation, interpretation, evaluation|
|Class 12||stress concentration||Understand stress concentration|
|Class 13||Exercise Design tape cutter||Understand the topics covered and evaluate one's own progress.|
|Class 14||Shape optimization||Understand shape optimization|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Jacob Fish, Ted Belytschko, A first course in finite elements, Wiley
Satoshi Izumi, Shinsuke Sakai, Practical Finite Element Simulation, Morikita (Japanese)
Exercise (35%) and report(65%)
student require the following knowledge: basics of mathematics and strength of material