337-0309 – FEM - ANSYS (MKPAN)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Mechanics
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří Podešva, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
337-0309/01 2002/2003 2014/2015 2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

knowledge The students will have knowledge about the general techniques how to build the computer model in the Ansys code framework. The students will also know the fundaments of the finite element method. understanding The students will understand the computer modeling in Ansys and also the basic principles of the finite element method. application The students will be able to apply Ansys for solving of simple structural problems. analysis The students will be able to analyze the behavior of the mechanical structure.

Teaching methods

Project work


In this module, students become acquainted with basic concepts of finite element method and with its application. Seminars take place in computer room in the ANSYS software environment. The students learn to build the computational model, add the boundary conditions and load. On the model students perform the analysis and evaluate results. Tasks of linear statics are discussed. The students also take brief introduction about the deformation method and finite element method.

Compulsory literature:

Cook R. D., Malkus D.S., Plesha M.E., Witt R.J. CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS OF FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS. 4th edition. J. Wiley & Sons, Inc. NY, 2002, p. 719, ISBN 0-471-35605-0 Examples for ANSYS solutions: http://www.mece.ualberta.ca/tutorials/ansys/

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Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.