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## M.E. DEGREE EXAMINATION, NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2010

Second Semester
Engineering Design

## ED 9221 FINITE ELEMENT METHODS IN MECHANICAL DESIGN

(Common to M.E. Computer Aided Design and M.E. Product Design
and Development)
(Regulation 2009)

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## How is discretization done by quadtree method?

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Write down the Shape function of a one-dimensional line element with two
nodes.

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## State a few modelling considerations in non-linear FE Analysis.

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PART B (5 16 = 80 Marks)
Find the stresses induced in the axially loaded stepped bar shown in
Figure 1. The bar has cross = sectional areas of A (1) and A (2 ) over the
lengths l (1 ) and l (2 ) respectively. Assume the following data : A (1) = 2 cm2

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Figure. 1
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## What is a convergence criterion? Using Finite Element methods obtain a

sequence of approximate solutions as the element size is reduced
successively.

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## Find the approximate deflection of a simply supported beam under a

uniformly distributed load p (Figure 2) using the Rayleigh = Ritz method.

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## p per unit length

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Figure. 2
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## Derive the coordinate transformation matrix for the one dimensional

element shown in Figure 3, where qi and Qi denote, respectively, the

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## local (x, y ) and the global (X ,Y ) nodal displacements of the element.

q4 Q4

q3

q2 Q2
q1

Q3

Q1

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Figure. 3

(a)

Find the stresses in the plate shown in Figure 4 using one triangular
membrane element.

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## E = 205 GPa, = 0.3, t = 10mm

Figure. 4
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## Find the steady state temperature distribution in the one-dimensional fin

shown in Figure 5 considering both convection and radiation losses from
its perimeter surface. Assume = 0.1 and = 5.7 108 W/cm2K4.

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Find the natural frequencies and modes of vibration for the one-element
cantilever beam.
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## Explain Geometric non-linearity with suitable example.

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