ME522 Advanced Finite Element Analysis

Day

Date

Due

Topics

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Assignments

1 3/10/2014
  • Introduction. Discuss Administrative Handout and Projects.
  • How to request a meeting with Outlook
  • Chapter 1.  Emphasis on
    • 1.4 Gauss elimination
    • 1.5 Banded matrices
Yes

  • Think about course project. 
  • Review Chapter 1 of the notes
  • Homework 1 distributed
2 3/11/2014  
  • Answer questions on 1.1-1.5
  • Chapter 2.1-2.2
No
  • Think about course project. Work on Homework 1
3 3/13/2014
  • Chapter 2.3-2.7
No
  • Think about course project. Work on Homework 1
4 3/14/2014  
  • Chapter 2.3-2.7
No
  • Think about course project. Work on Homework 1
5 3/17/2014  
  • Chapter 3.1-3.4
No
  • Prepare project proposal.
  • Complete Homework 1
6 3/18/2014
  • Project Proposal
  • Homework 1 due
  • Chapter 3.4-3.5
No
7 3/20/2014  
  • Chapter 3.5
No
  • Review project proposal comments.
8 3/21/2014
  • Chapter 3.6
No
9 3/24/2014
  • Chapter 3.6-3.7
No
  • Prepare revised project proposal.
10 3/25/2014
  • Revised Project Proposal
  • Homework 2 due
  • Chapter 3.7-3.8
No
11 3/27/2014  
  • Chapter 3.8
No  
12 3/28/2014
  • Chapter 3.9-3.11
  • Chapter 4
No
  • Read Chapter 4 and collect questions

13 3/31/2014
  • Questions on Chapter 4
  • Chapter 5
No
  • Read Chapter 5 and collect questions

14 4/01/2014
  • Homework 3 due
  • Questions on Chapter 5
  • Chapter 6 and Chapter 7
No
  • Read Chapters 6 and 7 and collect questions
  • Homework 4 distributed
15 4/03/2014  
  • Questions on Chapter 6 and Chapter 7
  • Chapter 8
No
  • Read Chapter 8 and collect questions
16 4/04/2014
  • Homework 4 due
  • Chapter 9: Overview of plates and shells
No  
  • Study for exam
17 4/07/2014
Exam (Covers Chapters 1-9)

Ground rules for exam:
  • One 8.5"x11" sheet of notes (one side).
  • No calculators.
  • You will also be given a standard formula sheet, but I do not think that you will need it.

Here is a link to my ME422 web site.

18 4/08/2014  
  • Eigenproblems
  • Resonant Frequencies and Mode Shapes
No
19 4/10/2014  
  • Resonant Frequencies and Mode Shapes
No  
20 4/11/2014
  • Buckling
No  
21 4/14/2014
  • Buckling
  • Overview of nonlinear problems
No
22 4/15/2014
  • Homework 5 due
  • General nonlinear methods
No
23 4/17/2014  
  • General nonlinear methods
No  
24 4/18/2014
Yes
Spring Break
25 4/28/2014
   
26 4/29/2014
  • Homework 6 due

   
27 5/01/2014        
28 5/02/2014
   
29 5/05/2014
   
30 5/06/2014
   
31 5/08/2014        
32 5/09/2014
   
33 5/12/2014  
  • Student #1 Presentation
No (except presenters)

34 5/13/2014
  • Student #2 Presentation
  • Student #3 Presentation
No (except presenters)

35 5/15/2014 No class today
36 5/16/2014
  • Student #4 Presentation
  • Student #5 Presentation
No (except presenters)

37 5/19/2014
  • Student #6 Presentation
  • Student #7 Presentation
No (except presenters)

38 5/20/2014
  • Student #8 Presentation
  • Student #9 Presentation
No (except presenters)

39 5/22/2014
  • Student #10 Presentation
  • Student #11 Presentation
No (except presenters)

40 5/23/2014
  • Evaluations
  • Student #12 Presentation
No
Projects due 5 PM today.  Sample project reports:
Nuclear Power
Race Car
Suspension Analysis
Shock Absorber


Revised -- 5/1/2014 -- by L. G. Olson Home