B.E. Mechanical Engineering:Finite Element Methods

Thapar University
In Patiala

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  • Bachelor
  • Patiala
  • Duration:
    4 Years

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Where and when

Starts Location
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Thapar University P.O Box 32, 147004, Punjab, India
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Course programme

First Year: Semester I

Mathematics I
Engineering graphics
Computer Programming
Solid Mechanics
Communication Skills

First Year: Semester-II

Mathematics II
Manufacturing Process
Electrical and Electronic Science
Organizational Behavior

Second Year- Semester - I

Numerical and Statistical Methods
Fluid Mechanics
Material Science and Engineering
Kinematics of Machines
Machine Drawing
Mechanics of Deformable Bodies
Environmental Studies

Second Year- Semester – II

Optimization Techniques
Measurement Science and Techniques
Power Generation and Economics
Machine Design – I
Dynamics of Machines
Computer Aided Design
Human Values, Ethics and IPR
Measurement and Metrology Lab

Third Year- Semester – I

Manufacturing Technology
Applied Thermodynamics
Industrial Metallurgy and Materials
Machine Design – II
Industrial Engineering
Total Quality Management
Summer Training(6 Weeks during summer vacations after 2nd year)

Third Year- Semester – II

Project Semester
Industrial Training (6 Weeks )

Fourth Year- Semester – I

Machining Science
Heat and Mass Transfer
Automobile Engineering
Computer Aided Manufacturing
Production Planning and Control
Mechanical Vibrations and Condition Monitoring

Fourth Year- Semester – II

Engineering Economics
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Finite Element Methods

Introduction: Finite element methods, history and range of applications.

Finite Elements: definition and properties, assembly rules and general assembly procedure, features of assembled matrix, boundary conditions.

Continuum problems: classification of differential equations, variational formulation approach, Ritz method, generalized definition of an element, element equations from variations. Galerkin?s weighted residual approach, energy balance methods.

Element shapes and interpolation functions: Basic element shapes, generalized co-ordinates, polynomials, natural co-ordinates in one-, two- and three-dimensions, Lagrange and Hermite polynomials, two-D and three-D elements for Co and C1 problems, Co-ordinate transformation, iso-parametric elements and numerical integration.

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