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Seetharampuram, NARSAPUR-534 280


Year/Sem: B.Tech VII Sem. (A&B) Max. Marks: 30

Subject: FEM Date:
Time: 9:30 to 11:30 AM
unit I

1a) Explain the applications of Finite Element method [05M]

b)Explain Stress and equilibrium for a 3D body [05M]
2a) what is meant by plane stress and plane strain conditions explain with examples. [05M]
b)In a plane strain problem we have x 20000 N / mm2 and

y 10000 N / mm2 E 30 X 106 N / mm2 and 0.3 Determine the value of stress z [05M]

u ( x 2 2 y 2 6 xy)104
3)If a displacement field is described by determine x , y and xy
v (3x 6 y y 2 )104
at x=1 and y=0
4)Determine the displacements of nodes of the spring system shown in figure.
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5a)Explain briefly about potential energy approach.
b)What are the merits and demerits of FEM


1) Consider a bar as shown in figure. Youngs Modulus E = 2 x 105 N/mm2. A1 = 2cm2, A2 = 1cm2
and force of 100N. Determine the nodal displacement.

2)Derive strain displacement and stiffness matrix for 1-D bar element.
3)Consider the bar in below figure. Cross sectional area Ae = 1.2 in.2, and Yongs modulus E = 30 x
106 psi, if q1 = 0.02 in. and q2 = 0.025 in., determine the following
a. The displacement at point P,
b. The strain and stress
c. The element stiffness matrix, and
d. The strain energy in the element

d)the strain energy with in the elemnt.

4.Consider the bar shown in below figure. An axial load P = 200 x 103 N is applied as shown.
Using the penalty approach for handling boundary conditions, do the following
Determine the nodal displacements.
Determine the stress in each material.
Determine the reaction forces.


5.An axial load P = 400 x 103 N is applied at 200C to the rod as shown in below figure. The temperature is

then raised to 600C. Determine the elemental stresses

6a) What do you understand by interpolation function? Also write its mathematical
b)What are the various methods to treat boundary conditions .Explain any one

7)In Fig a load P=60x105N ia applied as shown. Determine the displacement field, stress and support
reactions in the body take E=20X105N/mm2.

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