Chapter 2
Introduction to Displacement (Stiffness) Method
Introduction
This chapter introduces some of the basic concepts on which the direct stiffness
method is founded. The linear spring is introduced first because it provides a
simple yet generally ins

Chapter 3 Development of Truss Equations
Introduction
To derive the stiffness matrix for a bar element.
To illustrate how to solve a bar assemblage by the direct stiffness method.
To introduce guidelines for selecting displacement functions.
To descri

All members are circular steel rods,
Diameter = 5 mm.
A = 1.963 x 10-5 m2
1. Sketch the two-dimensional geometry and create a
part representing the frame.
2. Define the material properties and section
properties of the frame.
3. Defining the assembly.
4.

ME510 FEM Course 03 Assignments (no need to submit)
1. Read Overhead_Hoist_Abaqus_modeling_procedures.pdf, and
set up an Abaqus model accordingly.
2. Setup an Abaqus model for problem 3.46 (see last page for
details), without taking into account of symmet

ME510 FEM Course 02 Assignments (no need to submit)
Run following tutorials at folder
2015_Course_02_Chapter02\modeling_in_HyperMesh\HM_Basics_Tutorials
HM-1000:
HM-1010:
HM-1020:
HM-1030:
HM-1040:
Getting Started with HyperMesh
Opening and Saving Files
W

Example 4.2
Determine the nodal displacements and rotations, global nodal forces, and
element forces for the beam shown above. E = 30 X 106 psi and I = 500 in4
throughout the beam.
Note, for cylindrical beams, the moment of inertia I d 4 / 64 , Therefore,

ME510 FEM Course 04 Assignments (to be submitted)
Problems in the textbook A First Course in the Finite Element Method
ME410, ME510: Finite Element Method
Problems
1
Note 1 and 4 can slide horizontally. Their vertical displacements are constrained.
Compar

ME510 FEM Course 05 Assignments (no need to submit)
Modeling in Abaqus
1. Go through Abaqus_2D_beam_element_model_tutorial.pdf. Learn model
setup (pre-processing), model solving and result post-processing.
2. Setup a full model or a symmetric model for th

EXAMPLE: CREATING A MODEL OF AN OVERHEAD HOIST
The arrangement of the containers and items in the Model Tree reects the order in which you are
expected to create your model. As noted earlier, a similar logic governs the order of modules in the
module menu