Study programmes / C-TIMS Timber Structures and Wood Building Construction / CAE (Computer-aided engineering)
Course code:CADAE
Course title in language of instruction:CAE (inženýrská analýza s podporou počítače)
Course title in Czech:CAE (Computer-aided engineering)
Course title in English:CAE (Computer-aided engineering)
Mode of completion and number of credits:Fulfillment of requirements (3 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 1/2; part-time, 20/0
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week; part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor; master; master continuing
Semester:SS 2017/2018 - FFWT
Name of lecturer:Ing. Jan Tippner, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Aims of the course:Acquiring of knowledge in the field of CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) with focus on tools based on a numerical analysis and relations of the tools to other parts of the CAE. Introduction to: software, methods, requirements to CAD models for CAE purposes, basic procedures of analyses, typical procedures of numerical model building in various engineering analyses.
Course contents:
1.Introduction to the course, basics of CAE and FEA. (allowance 0/3)
2.Modeling considerations, types of analyses, typical procedure of FEA. (allowance 0/3)
3.Environment of CAE tools based on FEM. (allowance 0/3)
4.Building of geometrical models. (allowance 0/3)
5.Discretization, meshing, element types. (allowance 0/3)
6.Physical model (allowance 0/3)
7.Solution and results interpretation. (allowance 0/3)
8.Parametric modelling, probabilistic modelling. (allowance 0/3)
9.Structural analyses. (allowance 0/3)
10.Dynamic analyses. (allowance 0/3)
11.Thermal analyses. (allowance 0/3)
12.Project consultation. (allowance 0/3)
13.Project consultation. (allowance 0/3)
14.Project defence. (allowance 0/3)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-basic computing skills
-professional knowledge
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Analysis and solution of technical problems
-Knowledge of processes that are used for analyses using FEM
-Knowledge of solution of simple engineering problems
-Lower intermediate knowledge of software based on finite element method (FEM)

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:credits - in case of at least 80% attendance in excercises and approved seminary project (correct procedure of model building, correct description, layout as required in proposition)
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     practice42 h28 h
     consultation10 h15 h
     project work10 h10 h
     preparation for regular assessment7 h12 h
     writing of seminar paper15 h19 h
Total84 h84 h

Basic reading list
  • BATHE, K. Finite element procedures. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 1996. 1037 p. ISBN 0-13-301458-4.
  • CHEN, Z. The finite element method: its fundamentals and applications in engineering. Singapore: World Scientific, 326 p. ISBN 978-981-4350-57-0.
  • FOŘT, P. -- KLETEČKA, J. Autodesk Inventor : adaptivní modelování v průmyslové praxi. 1st ed. Brno: Computer Press, 2004. 283 p. Učebnice pro střední školy. ISBN 80-251-0389-7.
  • HUTTON, D V. Fundamentals of finite element analysis. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2004. 494 p. McGraw-Hill series in mechanical engineering. ISBN 0-07-112231-1.
  • JANÍČEK, P. Systémové pojetí vybraných oborů pro techniky : hledání souvislostí : učební texty I. 1st ed. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, 2007. 682 p. ISBN 978-80-7204-555-61.
  • KOLÁŘ, V. -- NĚMEC, I. -- KANICKÝ, V. FEM - Principy a praxe metody konečných prvků. 1st ed. Praha: Computer Press, 1997. 12 p. ISBN 80-7226-021-9.
  • MOAVENI, S. Finite elements analysis : theory and application with ANSYS. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 1999. 527 p. ISBN 0-13-785098-0.
  • PETRUŠKA, J. Počítačové metody mechaniky II – Metoda konečných prvků. Brno: VUT v Brně, 2003. 88 p.
  • TOPPING, B H V. Advances in finite element procedures and techniques. Edinburgh: Civil-Comp, 1998. 298 p. ISBN 0-948749-56-3.
  • TOPPING, B H V. Advances in finite element technology. Edinburgh: Civil-Comp, 1996. 453 p. ISBN 0948749415.
  • TOPPING, B H V. -- KUMAR, B. Developments in analysis and design using finite element methods. Edinburgh: Civil-Comp, 1999. 282 p. ISBN 0-948749-61-X.
  • ZIENKIEWICZ, O. -- TAYLOR, R. The finite element method : Basic formulation and linear problems . Volume 1. 4th ed. London: McGraw-Hill, 1989. 648 p. ISBN 0-07-084174-8.
  • ZIENKIEWICZ, O. -- TAYLOR, R. The finite element method : Solid and fluid Mechanics, dynamics and non-linearity . Volume 2. 4th ed. Berkshire: McGraw-Hill, 1991. 807 p. ISBN 0-07-084175-6.