MNE 591: Special Topics
Topical courses not offered in regular course rotation--e.g., new courses not in the catalog, courses by visiting faculty, courses on timely topics, highly specialized courses responding to unique student demand. Conditions and hours to be arranged. Prerequisites: Submission of a proposal, including the course description, goals, deliverables, time allocation and grading procedure; approval by the instructor, department chairperson, department graduate director and college dean.
Topic: FEM Simulations for Add Manuf
Section 01: Graduate Lecture
Location: Liberal Arts 209
This course introduces finite element method (FEM) simulation and its application to additive manufacturing (AM) for quality/reliability improvement. Topics to be covered are: Introduction to the fundamentals of FEM; Hands-on experience with FEM software and practical aspects of solids, heat transfer, and nonlinear problems; Review of AM processes and quality/reliability issues; FEM simulation to predict part distortions, residual stresses, and in-service performance of AM part; Simulation-based optimization of AM process parameters for quality improvement.