Simulation of Technological Processes
FSI-HPRAcad. year: 2020/2021
The course content is to acquaint students with basic information about the selected numerical methods used in current technical practice and a deeper understanding of the finite element method. In the lectures, students are mainly acquainted with the theoretical basis and the FEM concept in the area of stress-strain and temperature problems solving, which are closely related to the problems of forming, welding and heat treatment of the material. The practical part - the practice aims primarily at the general principles of the creation of FEM calculation models, designed for the analysis of technological processes. Thus, students gain basic knowledge for independent orientation in the problems of numerical simulations and analyze using the finite element method.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students will be acquainted with theory as well as with the latest knowledge in the field of numerical simulations, especially with the finite element method. They will acquire necessary skills for formulation and solution of FEM computational models in the areas of forming, welding and heat treatment of the material.
Basic knowledge of manufacturing technology and basic computer skills.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
ŘIHÁČEK, Jan. FSI VUT v Brně. Počítačová podpora technologie: část tváření. Brno, 2015, 29 s. Sylabus.
VALBERG, Henry S. Applied metal forming including FEM analysis. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010. ISBN 978-051-1729-430. (EN)
ŘIHÁČEK, Jan. FSI VUT v Brně. Simulace tvářecích procesů v softwaru FormFEM: řešené příklady. Brno, 2015, 94 s.
PETRUŽELKA, Jiří a Jiří HRUBÝ. Výpočetní metody ve tváření. 1. vyd. Ostrava: Vysoká škola báňská - Technická univerzita, Strojní fakulta, 2000. ISBN 80-7078-728-7. (CS)
GOLDAK, John A. a Mehdi AKHLAGHI. Computational welding mechanics. New York, USA: Springer, 2005, 321 s. ISBN 03-872-3287-7. (EN)
ESI GROUP. SYSWELD 2015: Reference Manual. 2015, 334 s. (EN)
VANĚK, Mojmír. FSI VUT v Brně. Počítačová podpora technologie: část svařování. Brno, 2015. Sylabus.
VANĚK, Mojmír. FSI VUT v Brně. Počítačová podpora technologie: příklady ze simulací svařování a tepelného zpracování. Brno, 2015.
ESI GROUP. PAM-STAMP 2015: User´s Guide. 2015, 1080 s (EN)
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
The final evaluation is based on the active participation in the class, i.e. active work with a selected FEM software and proof of theoretical knowledge in the form of a written test. It is classified by using the ECTS grading scale.
Language of instruction
Aim of the course is to acquaint students with possibilities of the use of numerical simulation in the design of technological processes, which contributes to greater understanding of the technological processes as well as to the assessment of various effects on the outcome of the process. Students gain an overview of the use of numerical simulation in the technological practice and acquire the skills necessary for foundation work with simulation software.
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.
Type of course unit
26 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer
1. Computer analysis and numerical methods in engineering practice
2. Fundamentals of finite element method
3. Discretization and quality of elements in FEM
4. Nonlinearities in FEM analysis
5. Material models in FEM - basics of material models
6. Material models in FEM - hyperelasticity and failure models
7. Algorithms for nonlinear FEM problems,
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
26 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