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AICO 4348 - FEA with SolidWorks Simulation 1

Computer Aided Design & Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

Course Details

In this course, students will learn the tools necessary to model and analyze machine components and structures using Finite Element Analysis (FEA). Students will analyze mechanical objects under static and dynamic loading using SolidWorks Simulation software. Emphasis will be placed on modeling techniques used for FEA structural stress-strain, frequency, and thermal analysis.


AICO 4048 and MECH 2240





Winter 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2018 term.

CRN 83278

Thu Jan 11 - Thu Mar 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 11 - Mar 29 Thu 18:45 - 21:45 BBY SW09 Rm. 125


Cyrus Raoufi

Course Outline




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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize the basic concepts of FEA using fundamental knowledge of mathematics.
  • Model structural engineering problems using CAD/CAE software.
  • Proficiently use commercial FEA SolidWorks Simulation software.
  • Apply FEA techniques as a design tool in engineering product design and development process.
  • Present FEA results in a form of FEA project report.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2012

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Winter 2018

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BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

Applied Finite Element Analysis with SolidWorks Simulation 2017
Author Cyrus Raoufi Ph.D. P.Eng.
Publisher CYRA Engineering Services Inc.
Copyright 2017
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-99194-982-3
Price $95.50


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