Introduction to CAE
TeachersKUROSAWA, YoshioStaffInfo
Grade, SemesterYear 3 1st semest [Department of Mechanical and Precision System, Faculty of Science and Engineering]
CategorySpecial Subjects
Elective, CreditsElective 2credit
 Syllabus Number1G304

Course Description

This course explains the basic principle of the finite element method for CAE, which currently plays a very demanding role in the field of manufacturing. The students use software to create and calculate models for static analysis, vibration analysis, and structural optimization calculation.
In this class, it acquires knowledge and technology and ability about diploma policy 2 and 3 and 4. and 5.

Course Objectives

This course aims to master the basic principles of the finite element method, use software to create models, calculate, view calculation results, compare with experiments, and understand the differences between real and computational models, static analysis, vibration analysis.

Grading Policy

・Test and questions from lecturing classes : 75%
・Final test : 25%
It isn't dealt with for the grade when not attending a lecture more than 2/3.

Textbook and Reference

TextbookThe materials for each lesson will be uploaded on the LMS in advance.


The materials for each lesson will be uploaded on the LMS in advance. Please prepare and review the lecture for about 3 hours each time.


Please bring a USB memory every lecture.
If you are absent from lecture, be sure to check the progress and advance the rest before the next class.


1Introduction to finite element method, introduction of various CAE analysis
2How to use software for creating finite element models
32D meshing
43D meshing
5Linear structural analysis
6Linear static analysis using shell elements
7Linear static analysis using solid elements
8Vibration analysis
9Eigenvalue analysis
10Frequency response analysis
11Vibration experiments
12Structural optimization
13Topology optimization
14Topography optimization
15Vibration of the rotor system