## Wednesday, February 5, 2014

### ST7201 FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS | Anna University Regulation 2013 ME Structural Engineering First Year Second Semester Syllabus

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### Anna University Syllabus

ST7201 FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS Syllabus | Anna University Regulation 2013 ME Structural Engineering First Year Second Semester Syllabus.  Below is the Anna University 2013 Regulation Syllabus for 2nd Semester for Structural Engineering and Management, Textbooks, Reference books, Exam portions, Question Bank, Previous year question papers, Model question papers, Class notes, Important 2 marks, 8 marks, 16 marks topics.
It is applicable for all students admitted in the Academic year 2013-2014 onwards for all its Affiliated institutions in Tamil Nadu.

### OBJECTIVES:

 To study the energy principles, finite element concept, stress analysis, meshing, linear problems and applications.

### UNIT I INTRODUCTION 9+3

Historical Background - Basic Concept of FEM - Engineering problems and governing differential equations – Finite element modeling – Discretisation - Node, Element - different types of element – Approximate Solutions – Principal of minimum potential energy, Rayleigh-Ritz method and Galerkins methods.

### UNIT II FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF ONE DIMENSIONAL PROBLEMS 9+3

One dimensional problems - Coordinate systems – global, local and natural coordinate systems, shape functions – Bar, beam and truss element - Generation of Stiffness Matrix and Load Vector.

### UNIT III FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF TWO DIMENSIONAL PROBLEMS 9+3

Two Dimensional problems – Plane Stress, Plane Strain Problems – Triangular and Quadrilateral Elements – Isoparametric Formulation - Natural Coordinates, Shape function, stiffness matrix- Axisymmetric Problems - Higher Order Elements - Numerical Integration.

### UNIT IV MESH GENERATION AND SOLUTION PROBLEMS 9+3

Convergence: Requirements for convergence – p and h Methods of Mesh Refinement – ill conditioned Elements – Discretisation Errors – Auto and Adaptive Mesh Generation Techniques - Error Evaluation.

### UNIT V SOFTWARE APPLICATION 6

Preprocessing - Mesh generation – region and block representation, generation of node numbers, mesh plotting- Post Processing – Types of data available – displaying results graphically – listing nodal and element solution data. Practical lab: Generation of models & analysis of simple models using latest Finite Element software(Not for theory Exam) 6

TOTAL (L:45+T:15) : 60 PERIODS

### TEXT BOOK:

#### REFERENCES:

1. J.N.Reddy, An Introduction to the Finite Element Method, McGraw Hill, International Edition, 1993.
2. S.S.Rao, “Finite Element Method in Engineering”, Pergamon Press, 1989.
3. Chandrupatla & Belagundu, “Finite Elements in Engineering”, Prentice Hall of India Private Ltd.,1997.
4. Cook, Robert Davisetal, “ Concepts and Applications of Finite Element Analysis “, Wiley, John & Sons, 1999
5. C.S.krishnamoorthy, “Finite Element Analysis”,”Theory and Programming:, Tata McGraw- Hill, 1995
6. David Hutton, “ Fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis”, Tata McGraw- Hill publishing Company limited, New Delhi, 2005
7. K.J.Bathe, Finite Elements Procedures in Engineering analysis, Prentice Hall Inc., 1995. 8. O.C.Zienkiewicz, and R.L.Taylor, The Finite Elements Methods , Mc Graw Hill , 1987.
9. S.Moaveni, Finite Element Analysis : Theory and Application with ANSYS, Prentice Hall Inc., 1999.
10. Chennakesava R. Alavala “Finite Element Methods: Basic Concepts and Applications”, Prentice Hall Inc., 2010.