CIVE 416 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Finite Element Modeling
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
CIVE 416
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
  CIVE 206 To succeed (To get a grade of at least DD)
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
Second Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives The aims of this course id to be able to analyze 2D or 3D structure systems for different load cases (dead, live, wind, quake, temperature, prestress or other) and load combinations using software package, to evaluate the solutions and to recognize some errors in modeling of the structure.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Program finite element solutions.
  • Apply finite element techniques to formulate and solve structural problems using finite element methodology.
  • Formulate and solve structural problems using a commercial code.
  • Use numerical modeling of 2D and 3D engineering structures due to several load types and combinations using software packages.
Course Content The course provides a general introduction to finite element (FE) analysis as a common numerical analysis tool. It covers the fundamental theoretical approach beginning with a review of numerical integration, parametric geometry, and integral formulations. The implementation of FE analysis using Finite Element Programs. Students are introduced to a commercial finite element software similar to one they would be expected to use upon graduation.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction and general overview of the course and the fundamental concepts Reading the relevant chapter from the book
2 Modeling of frame-wall systems, idealizations, matrix deflection method, finite element method Reading the relevant chapter from the book
3 Nodes and elements, degree of freedom, rigid diaphragm model, internal forces and positive directions for frame and shell elements Reading the relevant chapter from the book
4 Graphic window of SAP 2000, getting a head start with templates Reading the relevant chapter from the book
5 Basing a new model on a template and adding more to the existing model Reading the relevant chapter from the book
6 Application I: Plane frame; to analyze and evaluate solutions Reading the relevant chapter from the book
7 Review Reading the relevant chapter from the book
8 Application II: Plane frame; load combinations Reading the relevant chapter from the book
9 Application III: Plane truss system Reading the relevant chapter from the book
10 Application IV: 3D truss system Reading the relevant chapter from the book
11 Application V: 3D frame system ; static and dynamic analysis Reading the relevant chapter from the book
12 Application VI: Flat slab with or without beam Reading the relevant chapter from the book
13 Application VII: Static and dynamic analysis of 3D multi-story structure, summary of the homework’s and checks Reading the relevant chapter from the book
14 Review of all applications Reading the relevant chapter from the book
15 Review Reading the relevant chapter from the book
16 Final Reading the relevant chapter from the book

 

Course Textbooks M.Asghar Bhatti, “Fundamental Finite Element Analysis and Applications”, Wiley, 2005
References SAP2000 Graphic User Interface Manual, Computers and Structures, Inc. K.L. Lawrence. “ANSYS Tutorial, ANSYS Release 11, SDC Publications, 2006

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
6
30
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
30
Final / Oral Exam
1
40
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
60
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
4
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
6
4
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
20
Final / Oral Exam
1
20
    Total
176

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 Adequate knowledge in Mathematics, Science and Civil Engineering; ability to use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve Civil Engineering problems X
2 Ability to identify, define, formulate, and solve complex Civil Engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose X
3 Ability to design a complex system, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose X
4 Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for Civil Engineering practice X
5 Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating Civil Engineering problems X
6 Ability to work efficiently in Civil Engineering disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually X
7 Ability to communicate effectively in Turkish, both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of two foreign languages X
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself X
9 Awareness of professional and ethical responsibility X
10 Information about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development X
11 Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of Civil Engineering solutions X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest