Course detail

Computer Aided Technology

FSI-DPP-KAcad. year: 2019/2020

The lectures and seminars will enable students to acquire knowledge of mostly exploited regions of computer support in technologies of forming, welding and heat treatment. The basic part of the course is the work with simulation software using the finite element method and mastering the fundamentals of using software in direct support of technologists work. Mastering the work with above-mentioned software enable assessing of manufacturing process conditions and data necessary for determining of the optimal manufacturing technology for required part. The students will acquire basic experience for an individual orientation in problems of numerical simulations and analyzes using the finite element method.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The students will acquire practical experience in the theory, as well as the latest knowledge in CAD-CAM. Students will obtain the basic skills and experience of projects elaborating in numerical simulations of metal forming, welding and heat treatment.


Basic knowledge of engineering technology and computer literacy.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Bejček,V. a kolektiv: CIM Počítačová podpora výrobního procesu,VUT Brno,2003
Bibba,A.: Form 2d, Quantor, 2004
Šimeček,P.,Hajduk,D.: Formfem,ITA Ostrava,2004
Stiebounov,S.: Q Form,Quantor,2003
Hrubý,J., Petruželka,J.,: Výpočetní metody ve tváření, VŠB TU Ostrava, 2005
Král,F.: Norms,PO-NOR-KA Praha,2004
Kříž,R., Vávra,P.: CIM - Počítačová podpora výrobního procesu, SCIENTIA spol s.r.o., Praha, 2001
Kopřiva,M.: Počítačová podpora technologie, Sylabus. Studijní opory FSI VUT Brno, 2003
Kopřiva, M.: Specifické činnosti v simulačním software, Sylabus. Studijní opora FSI VUT Brno, 2004
Brebbia,C.: The boundary element method for ingineers, Penetch Press, London 1999

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Conditions for awarding the course-unit credit are active participation in the class and elaboration of fractional tasks. The course is finalized with the graded course-unit credit. It is classificated by using the ECTS grading scale.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The objective of the course is to acquire a view of possibilities of computer support utilisation in technology and to acquire bases of a working manner in particular areas of this subject. The students will have a view of what they can expect from computer support results in practice. They will learn to work with simulation software based on finite element method in area of computer aided forming, welding and heat treatment.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance in lectures is recommended. Attendance in exercises is compulsory. The attendance to the seminar is regularly checked and the participation in the lesson is recorded. In case, that the lesson does not possible to participate, the teacher may in justified cases set an additional assignment.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3S-K Bachelor's

    branch B-STG , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit


Guided consultation in combined form of studies

17 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Computer analysis in the pre-production and production management
2. Simulation of technological processes
3. Numerical methods, fundamentals of FEM
4. Discretization and FEM mesh
5. Nonlinearities in FEM analysis
6. Material models in FEM
7. FEM applications for analysis of forming processes

Welding and heat treatment:
8. Theoretical introduction to numeric simulation of welding,
9. Methods of welding problems solving
10. Thermal processes in welding and their mathematic modeling
11. Tension and deformation during welding, their numeric description
12. Material - a building of models for calculation
13. Numerical simulation of heat treatment

Controlled Self-study

35 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction to the basics of software based on FEM
2. The basic workflow of the forming analysis in FEM software
3. Solving of specified problem in selected FEM software
4. Solving of specified problem in selected FEM software
5. Assignment and solving of the project
6. Solving of the given project
7. Submission and evaluation of the given project

Welding and heat treatment:
8. Numerical simulation of steel welding - assignment 1
9. Numerical simulation of steel welding - assignment 2
10. Numerical simulation of steel welding - assignment 3
11. Numerical simulation of aluminum alloy welding
12. Numerical simulation of heat treatment
13. evaluation of written test, graded course-unit credit