Department of Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics

Michigan Technological University

Spring 2014

Lab: Tuesday 8:05-9:55 am, 10:05-11:55 am, and 4:05-5:55 pm in MEEM 202

Course description:

Introduces
the use of the finite element method in stress analysis, heat
transfer, fluid flow, and vibration. Emphasizes the modeling
assumptions associated with different
elements and uses hand-calculations and commercial software to solve
many different types of problems.

Prerequisite courses:

MEEM
3502 and (MA 2320 or MA 2321 or MA 2330) and (MA 3520 or MA 3521 or MA
3530 or MA 3560)

Logan,
Daryl L., “A First Course in the Finite Element Method, Fifth
Edition”, Thompson, Toronto ,
2012

Announcements
concerning homework
assignments, exams, etc. will generally be made at the beginning of
class before the lecture begins.

Lectures:

The topics of each
lecture and corresponding
book sections will be posted on Canvas.
I plan to record the lectures and post them in case you are absent or
want to review the materials covered in specific lectures.

- Each homework problem must start at the top of a new page
- Complete problem statement
- Clear step-by-step solution with necessary diagrams
- Neat, legible handwriting
- Answers with appropriate units must be boxed

The assignments will not be rigorously graded. Students may work with others to complete assignments, however, all work turned in must be original, not a simple copy of someone else’s work. Such copying with be considered as a breach of academic honesty and appropriate action will be taken.

Homework: 10%

Lab: 30%

2 in-class exams: 30% each

Lab: 30%

2 in-class exams: 30% each

Final
grades will be based on the the students' score
relative
to the average scores of the top members of the class. Therefore,
class performance plays a role in determining the final grade and the
number of students who can earn each grade is not limited.
Letter
grades: A (90-100%), AB (85-89%), B (80-84%), BC (75-79%), C (70-74%),
CD (65-69%), D (60-64%)

University policies:

See the following for appropriate university policies:

Academic Integrity: http://www.mtu.edu/dean/conduct/policy/academic-integrity/

Affirmative Action: http://www.admin.mtu.edu/aao/

Disability Services: http://www.mtu.edu/dean/disability/policies/

Equal Opportunity Statement: http://www.admin.mtu.edu/hro/handbook/section5/work1.htm