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H.T.No.

Code No: CE1911 GEC-R14


M. Tech II Semester Regular/Suppl. Examinations, July 2017
FINITE ELEMENT METHODS
(Structural Engineering)
Time: 3 Hours Max. Marks: 60
Note: Answer any FIVE questions. All Questions carry equal Marks.

5 × 12 = 60M

1. Explain the basic steps involved in FEM. (12M)

2. i) Using minimum potential energy approach, derive the stiffness matrix


and consistent load matrix. (6M)

ii) Derive the stiffness matrix for bar element from basic stiffness equation.
(6M)

3. After assembling, FEM model yields the following global system of equation:
Get the reduced system of equation after imposing the essential boundary
conditions, where d1 = -1; d2 = 0; d3 = 4. Solve the reduced system for
remaining nodal unknowns.

 358815  447  2060  60  1053 365   d 1   2 


   
  447 553547  1916  85  313 931  d2   3 
  2060  1916 182342 1 1479 239   d   8
 X  3  
  60  85 1 435603  1321 1501  d4  =  5 
  1053 d   7
  313 1479  1321 277735  1056   5  
 365  1056 33134   d    4
 931 239 1501  6  
(12M)

4. For the configuration shown in figure determine the deflection at the point of
load application (12M)

5. Find the fixed end moments and central deflection for fixed beam of length l
carrying udl through the span using FEM approach? (12M)
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6. Derive the strain displacement matrix for CST element. (12M)

7. i) Derive shape function for bar element. (6M)


ii) Differentiate between natural coordinate and global coordinate system.
(6M)

8. Find the Jacobian matrix corresponding to the Gauss point (0.57735,


0.57735) for the element shown in figure. (12M)

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