FINITE ELEMENT SOLUTION PROCESS
1) Discretize domain
a) Define element limits
b) Define node locations
2) Derive or apply element equation
a) Direct integration
b) Galerkin
3) Fill in element properties
a) Area
b) Elasticity
c) Length
4) Assemble global m

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MTC 476 Laboratory Grading
Title Page: Name, date, project description, laboratory number
1) Problem Definition: (4x3=12pts)
Describe the problem to be solved.
State the quantitative failure criteria used and why. (i.e. defl

MTC 476 Finite Element Applications
Laboratory 5 Integrated Circuit Package lead
Due Date: April 8, 2014
Design Goal: For the proposed microcircuit package (Figure 2), determine if the lead
(Figure 3) life will meet the requirement of 106 thermal cycles.

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Lab 1 : Deformation and Stress on a Bridge
Truss
MTC 476 Finite Element Applications
Jacob Hamlin
1/28/2014
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Table of Contents
Problem Definition
Model
Results
Conclusion
Appendix A
Appendix B

1. Problem Definition
In this lab, is was required to do an
analysis on a bridge (Figure 1.1).
The bridge is 100 6 long, and each
bridge section is 16 9 (see figure
1.2). It is required to make sure
that the bridge will not fail during
normal use, and it

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Lab 2 : Analysis on a Braced A-arm
MTC 476 Finite Element Applications
Jacob Hamlin
2/11/2014
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Table of Contents
Problem Definition
Model Description
Results
Conclusion
Appendix A
Appendix B
Cl

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Lab 3 : Analysis on a Turbine Blade
MTC 476 Finite Element Applications
Jacob Hamlin
2/22/2014
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Table of Contents
Problem Definition
Model Description
Results
Conclusion
Appendix A
Appendix B
C

1. Problem Definition
In this lab, analysis was done on a turbine blade (see Figure 1.1). The problem is to see if the tree
securing the turbine blade to the rotor will fail under the given loading conditions. The loading
conditions that were given was th

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Lab 4 : Yield Strength on a Tensile Specimen
MTC 476 Finite Element Applications
Jacob Hamlin
3/20/2014
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Table of Contents
Problem Definition
Model Description
Results
Conclusion
Appendix A
App

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Lab5:IntegratedCircuitPackageLead
MTC476FiniteElementApplications
Jacob Hamlin
4/5/2014
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Table of Contents
Problem Definition
Model Description
Results
Conclusion
Appendix A
Appendix B
Closed Form

MTC 476 Finite Element Applications
Laboratory 4 Tensile Specimen
Due Date: March 25, 2014
Design Goal: For the Lab specimen shown below, determine the yield failure force (in
Newtons). Decision shall be based on the results of two Finite Element Analyses

MTC 476 Finite Element Applications
Laboratory 3 Baja A arm
Due Date: February 25, 2014
Design Goal: The original A arm design shown below failed by plastically deforming
during testing by the Baja SAE club. A new design was proposed as shown in the
modif

MTC/CTC 476
Finite Element Applications
Spring 2014
Homework 3
Due Date: Feb. 11, 2014
Problem: Using bar element equation, solve the following problem using one element.
Find the maximum displacement of right end and the reaction force at the wall.
E = 1

MTC/CTC 476
Finite Element Applications
Homework 2
Due Date: Feb 4, 2014
a. Reformat the following simultaneous equations into matrix equations of the form
[K] cfw_x = cfw_F,
b. Solve for unknowns in problems 1, 2 and 3.
1. 3x + 2y = 13
-1x + 2y = 2
2. 14

MTC/CTC 476
Finite Element Applications
Homework 4
Due Date: Feb. 18, 2014
Problem: Using bar element equation, solve the following problem using 2 elements.
Find the maximum displacement at center and the reaction forces at the walls.
E = 10 x 106 psi
Cr

MTC/CTC 476
Finite Element Applications
Homework 5
For the following problems, redraw with the given elements, and show the loads and boundary
conditions for FEA model
2200 lbs
For the following using beam elements
2 ft.
4 ft.
B
C
A
b. For the following u

MTC/CTC 476
Finite Element Applications
Homework 1
Due Date: January 23, 2014
Problem: For the bridge in Exercise B, calculate the stresses in members B-D, C-D, and C-E
using Method of Sections.
Homework assignments requirements and grading
Use engineerin

MTC/CTC 476
Finite Element Applications
Homework 7
Due Date: March 20, 2014
Problem: For the following analyses, redraw the model to take full advantage of symmetry and
describe the boundary conditions at lines of symmetry (e.g. ux=0) and the applied load

MTC/CTC 476
Finite Element Applications
Homework 9
Due Date: Apr 1, 2014
Problem: Using Finite Element Analysis solve for 1) the deflections at all the node locations,
2) external load at the right hand node and 3) the wall reaction. Show all seven steps

MTC 476 Finite Element Applications
Laboratory 6 Through Silicon Via Analysis
Due Date: April 22, 2014
Design Goal: For the proposed through Silicon Via (See Reference), determine the effect that
fill induced voids have on the internal stress condition of

MTC 476 Finite Element Applications
Laboratory 1 - Truss Bridge
Due Date: Feb 4, 2014
Design Goal: For the BGSE Truss bridge design shown, select an acceptable standard
steel shape that meets the load requirements and the failure criteria. For this design

MTC/CTC 476
Finite Element Applications
Homework 10
Due Date: April 3, 2014
Problem: For the following analyses, Sketch a Finite Element model to take full advantage of
symmetry, define the type of symmetry used and show and describe the boundary conditio

MTC 476 Finite Element Applications
Laboratory 3 Turbine Blade
Due Date:
Design Goal: For the gas turbine blade shown below, determine if failure will occur.
Evaluation shall be based on the results of a Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of the blade.
Load Co

Finite Element Analysis Basics
1
General Element Information
There are 6 major types of elements; truss, beam, 2-D, axisymmetric, shell and 3-D. In
this course we will be using all but the axisymmetric and shell elements. Table 4.1 shows
the major charact