# DYNM08007 2019 Dynamic Modelling and Simulation

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**Description**

This module is designed to use the equations from dynamics to build and test simulations.

### Learning Outcomes

*On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;*

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Apply appropriate simulation strategies to assess the dynamic performances of a system against design criteria.

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Have a detailed level of understanding in order to independently apply advanced simulation tools for the analysis of design and engineering problems.

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Analyse and interpret data from simulation solutions, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.

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Demonstrate a critical awareness of the advantages and limitations of utilising simulation tools in engineering.

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Demonstrate full knowledge and understanding of the new simulation technologies and tools available to simulate mechanical and engineering systems.

### Teaching and Learning Strategies

In this module students will attend lectures, which will introduce key concepts, case-studies, and provide a structural context. Formative structured workshops, with software-based exercises, will underpin the link between theory and practice. Investigation, research and project work will develop the application of principles and practice.

### Module Assessment Strategies

The module is 100% CA and submissions will consist of the following:

- A case-study (35%) simulating the dynamic behaviour of a mechanical assembly.
- A case-study (35%) simulating and optimising an engineering system.
- A short paper (30%, 1,000 words) discussing a new simulation technology for mechanical and engineering systems.

### Repeat Assessments

The learners must pass all the continuous assessment elements of the module.

Where a learner fails the CA element of the module they will be required to resubmit their work.

### Indicative Syllabus

FEA simulation for parts & assemblies

Design criteria optimisation

Motion analysis for rigid body kinematic and dynamic problems (including the effect of forces, springs, dampers, friction and gravity)

Fatigue analysis (for both constant and variable amplitude studies)

Drop Test Analysis

Natural modes of vibration and harmonic resonance

Thermal structural analysis (including heat loads, heat loss and thermal contact resistance)

Sub-modelling simulation and topology (mesh) optimisation

Nonlinear stress analysis (including nonlinear materials and materials beyond their yield point)

Fluid flow simulation

### Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

**Coursework & Continuous Assessment**

### Coursework Assessment

Title | Type | Form | Percent | Week | Learning Outcomes Assessed | |
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1 | Case-study 1 | Continuous Assessment | Assessment | 35 % | Any | 1,3,4 |

2 | Case-study 2 | Continuous Assessment | Assessment | 35 % | Any | 2,3,4 |

3 | Short paper | Continuous Assessment | Essay | 30 % | Any | 4,5 |

### Full Time Mode Workload

Type | Location | Description | Hours | Frequency | Avg Workload |
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Lecture | Tiered Classroom | Lecture | 1 | Weekly | 1.00 |

Practical | Computer Laboratory | Software-based exercises | 2 | Weekly | 2.00 |

Independent Learning | Not Specified | Research and practice | 4 | Weekly | 4.00 |

### Required & Recommended Book List

**Required Reading**

2018-03

*Engineering Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018*SDC Publications

ISBN 9781630571535 ISBN-13 1630571539

Engineering Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 goes beyond the standard software manual. Its unique approach concurrently introduces you to the SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 software and the fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) through hands-on exercises. A number of projects are presented using commonly used parts to illustrate the analysis features of SOLIDWORKS Simulation. Each chapter is designed to build on the skills, experiences and understanding gained from the previous chapters.

**Required Reading**

2019-04-18

*Thermal Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 and Flow Simulation 2019*SDC Publications

ISBN 9781630572426 ISBN-13 163057242X

Thermal Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 goes beyond the standard software manual. It concurrently introduces the reader to thermal analysis and its implementation in SOLIDWORKS Simulation using hands-on exercises. A number of projects are presented to illustrate thermal analysis and related topics. Each chapter is designed to build on the skills and understanding gained from previous exercises. Thermal Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 is designed for users who are already familiar with the basics of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) using SOLIDWORKS Simulation or who have completed the book Engineering Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019. Thermal Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 builds on these topics in the area of thermal analysis. Some understanding of FEA and SOLIDWORKS Simulation is assumed.

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2019-04-04

*Vibration Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019*SDC Publications

ISBN 9781630572433 ISBN-13 1630572438

Vibration Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 goes beyond the standard software manual. It concurrently introduces the reader to vibration analysis and its implementation in SOLIDWORKS Simulation using hands-on exercises. A number of projects are presented to illustrate vibration analysis and related topics. Each chapter is designed to build on the skills and understanding gained from previous exercises. Vibration Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 is designed for users who are already familiar with the basics of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) using SOLIDWORKS Simulation or who have completed the book Engineering Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019. Vibration Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 builds on these topics in the area of vibration analysis. Some understanding of structural analysis and solid mechanics is recommended. Topics CoveredDifferences between rigid and elastic bodiesDiscrete and distributed vibration systemsModal analysis and its applicationsModal Superposition MethodModal Time History (Time Response) analysisHarmonic (Frequency Response) analysisRandom Vibration analysisResponse Spectrum analysisNonlinear Vibration analysisModeling techniques in vibration analysis

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2019-04

*Analysis of Machine Elements Using SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019*SDC Publications

ISBN 9781630572341 ISBN-13 1630572349

Analysis of Machine Elements Using SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 is written primarily for first-time SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 users who wish to understand finite element analysis capabilities applicable to stress analysis of mechanical elements. The focus of examples is on problems commonly found in introductory, undergraduate, Design of Machine Elements or similarly named courses. In order to be compatible with most machine design textbooks, this text begins with problems that can be solved with a basic understanding of mechanics of materials. Problem types quickly migrate to include states of stress found in more specialized situations common to a design of mechanical elements course. Paralleling this progression of problem types, each chapter introduces new software concepts and capabilities. Many examples are accompanied by problem solutions based on use of classical equations for stress determination. Unlike many step-by-step user guides that only list a succession of steps, which if followed correctly lead to successful solution of a problem, this text attempts to provide insight into why each step is performed. This approach amplifies two fundamental tenets of this text. The first is that a better understanding of course topics related to stress determination is realized when classical methods and finite element solutions are considered together. The second tenet is that finite element solutions should always be verified by checking, whether by classical stress equations or experimentation. Each chapter begins with a list of learning objectives related to specific capabilities of the SOLIDWORKS Simulation program introduced in that chapter. Most software capabilities are repeated in subsequent examples so that users gain familiarity with their purpose and are capable of using them in future problems. All end-of-chapter problems are accompanied by evaluation "check sheets" to facilitate grading assignments.

**Required Reading**

2019-01-21

*Solidworks Simulation 2019 Black Book*Cadcamcae Works

ISBN 1988722527 ISBN-13 9781988722528

The book starts with basics of FEA, goes through all the simulation tools and ends up with practical examples of analysis.The book explains the Solver selection, iteration methods like Newton-Raphson method and integration techniques used by SolidWorks Simulation for functioning.

**Required Reading**

2019-09-18

*An Introduction to SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2019*SDC Publications

ISBN 9781630572396 ISBN-13 163057239X

An Introduction to SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2019 takes you through the steps of creating the SOLIDWORKS part for the simulation followed by the setup and calculation of the SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation project. The results from calculations are visualized and compared with theoretical solutions and empirical data. Each chapter starts with the objectives and a description of the specific problems that are studied. End of chapter exercises are included for reinforcement and practice of what has been learned. The fourteen chapters of this book are directed towards first-time to intermediate level users of SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation. It is intended to be a supplement to undergraduate Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer related courses. This book can also be used to show students the capabilities of fluid flow and heat transfer simulations in freshman and sophomore courses such as Introduction to Engineering. Both internal and external flow problems are covered and compared with experimental results and analytical solutions. Covered topics include airfoil flow, boundary layers, flow meters, heat exchanger, natural and forced convection, pipe flow, rotating flow, tube bank flow and valve flow.