Mechanical & Materials Engineering


MECH465 : Computer Aided Design



Dr. I.Y. KimRoom 305, McLaughlin Halliykim@me.queensu.ca(613) 533-3077

Course Description

Concept of computational design including the choice of the objective function, equality and inequality constraints, and analysis methods; one-dimensional search methods, sensitivity analysis, and the steepest descent method. The principles of the finite element method and its application to stress analysis of mechanical components. (0/0/0/11/31) NOTE: Enrolment is limited.

PREREQUISITE: Permission of the instructor

Objectives and Outcomes

By the end of this course, learners should be able to:

1. Learn the fundamental principles and practical techniques of the Finite Element Method (FEM)
2. Develop beginner to intermediate level of practical user experience with industry standard Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software packages such as ANSYS
3. Acquire design optimization techniques and apply it to structural-related projects
4. Effectively communicate and present design ideas
5. Develop practical experience in project and product design management

Relevance to the Program

Course Structure and Activities

3 lecture hours + 1 tutorial/lab hour per week. Please refer to SOLUS for times and locations.