Finite Element Analysis with MATLAB & ANSYS: BEAM STRUCTURES
What you'll learn
- Writing FEM codes in MATLAB for analyses of 3D Beam structures
- Writing ANSYS input files to conduct FEA for 3D Beam structures in ANSYS
- Projects covered in the course: cantilever beam, L-frame, 2D roof, 3D roof, Frames of a building, offshore jacket platform, 2D & 3D Lattice structures
- Stress and strain calculation for Beam structures
- Extracting results from ANSYS and MATLAB codes to make comparison
- Formulations for 3D Beam in FEA
- Key formulations in Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
- Need to have MATLAB and ANSYS APDL setup in your PC
- Be familiar with MATLAB is an advantage.
In this course you will learn:
Key formulations for 2D, 3D beam elements in Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
Two-node beam element and its formulations
How to deal with complex 3D beam structures
How to write FEM codes in MATLAB to analyse complex 3D beam structures
How to write input files and run FEA in ANSYS
How to calculate stress, strain in complex beam structures
How to attract ANSYS results and make comparison between the results from your own FEM codes and ANSYS
During the course, you will conduct FEA for various beam structures in the following projects:
Single cantilever beam.
2D roof structure.
3D roof structure.
Frames of a 60 m high building.
An offshore structure/ jacket platform.
A 2D lattice structure with negative Poisson's ratio.
A 3D lattice structure with negative Poisson's ratio (homework).
Stress and strain calculations
MATLAB codes for all projects are available for download and practice.
ANSYS input files for all projects are available for download and practice.
Lecture notes (PowerPoints) for all tutorials are are available for download.
Additional supports will always available up on request.
Coupon is available up on request.
About me: I am currently a Postdoctoral Researcher in the department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering of the University of Strathclyde. I received a Ph.D. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. My research interests focus on Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI), Fracture Mechanics, Peridynamics, Fatigue, Corrosion, Machine Learning.
Who this course is for:
- Engineers or Engineering students who are:
- Want to learn Finite Element Method (FEM)
- Curious about Structural Analysis and FEA
- Want to know the physics behind FEA software to achieve an advanced level in FEA
- Want to achieve an advanced level in using ANSYS
- Prepare knowledge in FEA for job interviews, Bachelor, Master or PhD degrees.
I am currently a Digital Twin (DT) Technologist - Specialist. My main work is related to ship and offshore hydrodynamics and structural analysis, fatigue, corrosion, buckling analyses, using various software as well as developing Python codes. I have more than 7.5 years experience in structural analysis and finite element analysis.
I received Ph.D. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering (NAOME), University of Strathclyde. My research interests focus on Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI), Fracture Mechanics, Peridynamics, Fatigue, Corrosion, Machine Learning and Data Analysis.