Application of FEM
FSI-KAMAcad. year: 2018/2019
The subject is focused mainly on practical tasks; routine control calculations when designing a device and finding causes for damage to already operated devices. Students will learn the principles of model preparation and the method of evaluating the results of analyzes that comply with standards (EN 13445, Eurocodes, ASME BPVC) in case studies where practical devices have been analyzed. Analyzes will be performed using ANSYS Workbench software.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students will deepen the skills of appropriate MLP applications in designing new devices, determining the residual life of already operated devices, and finding the causes of damage to inappropriately functioning devices. They will be able to choose a suitable standard, meet its numerical analysis requirements, and control relevant methods for evaluating results. Practical knowledge of workflows in ANSYS Workbench software can be easily applied when using any MKP software.
Basic knowledge ofelasticity and strength of structures, mechanics, limit states and theory of materials.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Schneider, P., Vykutil, J.: Aplikovaná metoda konečných prvků
Lee, Finite element simulations with ANSYS workbench 14: [theory, applications, case studies]. Mission, Kan: Schroff Development Corp, 2012. (EN)
K. L. Lawrence, ANSYS Workbench tutorial: structural & thermal analysis using the ANSYS Workbench release 14 environment. Mission, Kan: SDC Publ., Schroff Development Corporation, 2012. (EN)
S. Tickoo, Ansys workbench 14.0: a tutorial approach. S.l.: Cadcim Technologies, 2012. (EN)
Český normalizační institut, ČESKÁ TECHNICKÁ NORMA, Netopené tlakové nádoby, ČSN EN 13445. 2015. (CS)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course is taught through exercises which are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Course-unit credit will be awarded for taking an active part in exercises.
Language of instruction
The finite element method (FEM) is currently widely used in design and control calculations of process equipment. This course introduces the second part of the two-semester course and aims to familiarize students with standards approaches to the use of FEM and to prepare them for problem solving in industrial practice. Students will use ANSYS Workbench.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
The attendance at exercises is compulsory and an absence will be compensated by self-study of the missed topic.
Type of course unit
seminars in computer labs
39 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
1st week - introduction to FEM
- introduction to ANSYS
- ANSYS control
- geometry creation
- work with model
2nd week - model meshing
- mass characteristic entry
- marginal (end) condition entry
3rd week - program solver
- analysis results interpretation
- toolbar menu creation
- structure tasks solving
4th week - macro creation
- work with macro
- thermal tasks solving
5th week - contact tasks solving
- modal analysis
- buckling analysis
- structure tasks solving
6th week - piping tasks solving
- nozzles of pressure vessels solving
7th week - piping tasks solving
- parts of pressure vessels solving
8th week - parts of pressure vessels solving
9th week - parts of heat exchangers solving
10th week - parts of columns equipment solving
11th week - FSI method introduction (Fluid Structure Interaction)
12th week - example for practice
13th week - piping tasks solving with use of FSI
eLearning: currently opened course