Principles and Practices
University of California at
San Diego Extension Course
UCSD, La Jolla, San Diego, CA
Course Number: AMES-40094, Section: 021524-WEB
Time/Date: Tue: 7:00-10:00 P.M., Sept. 28-Nov. 23 (9
Location: Rm. 102, Peterson Hall, Thurgood Marshall Campus, UCSD
Instructor: Samuel K. Kassegne, PhD, PE
Submission: November 30, 1999
Critique: November 9, 1999
Demonstrate an adequate knowledge in solving physical problems through the use
of Finite Element theory and software.
indicate “Statement of Problem”.
- Use at
least a 2D element (such as plane-stress, plane-strain, plate or shell
element). Use of 1D elements such as bar and beam elements require prior
- Use a
reasonable finite element mesh.
convergence study. If a reasonable convergence is not achieved with a decent
size mesh, indicate possible causes.
- Need to
evaluate and document displacements and stresses. (or the equivalent
quantities in other physical problems).
applicable, show also independent results from “exact” mathematical
equations and show comparison with results obtained from your model.
deflected shapes and stress contours. Discuss numerical difficulties, if
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