Overview

Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) can be applied in a wide range of industries – including Aerospace, Biomedical, Electronics, Energy, Marine, Offshore and Precision Industries – to simulate, validate and optimize products, processes and manufacturing tools. This CAE workshop provides a basic introduction to the theory and skills needed to use simulation software to improve the engineering design process.

Participants in this 4-day workshop will understand the complete suite of computational modelling capabilities applicable to complex engineering solutions and covers the entire CAE process including (i) Preprocessing, (ii) Actual Solving and (iii) Post-Processing. Unlike most CAE courses, which either cover a specific part of the CAE process or focus on a single software package, this workshop follows a holistic approach to CAE. We aim to address the different solution requirements from an industry perspective and expose attendees to different readily available software packages.

This workshop is split into 2 levels to cater towards complete CAE novices in this Basic course. The basic level aim to provide participants with an overview of the current technology that has been adopted in many companies. Through this 4-day workshop, participants will learn how to appreciate the different numerical modelling techniques can aid in the engineering process for easy understanding of the technical details.

Successful participants can register for the 2nd level (Intermediate), Solving Complex Design Challenges with Computer-Aided Engineering to refine their skills and to use the acquired knowledge to address specific challenges in their respective industry.

To aid companies in transforming their capabilities through their human capital, and support Singapore’s drive towards becoming a Smart Nation, this course is mapped to the Singapore Economic Development Board’s Singapore Smart Industry Readiness Index – Dimension 3 Integrated Product Lifecycle.


Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

This workshop will expose participants to various forms of CAE software and provide best practices at the different stages of performing a CAE analysis
  • CAE concepts
  • CAE best practices and SOP
  • Meshing Methodology
  • Computational Fluids Dynamics (CFD) Methodology
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Methodology
  • Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) Methodology

Topic 1 – Capabilities of Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE)
  • Roles of CAE in the product development cycle
  • Best practices in CAE, understanding the modus operandi required for professional CAE solutions from CAD modeling all the way to final solutions
  • Potential pitfalls of CAE and how to use it properly
  • Choosing the right simulation environment for your problem

Topic 2 – Generating 3D Representations of Engineering Problems
  • Basic CAD modelling of 3D problems
  • Required tolerances for a good CAD model
  • Interpreting design constraints in CAE environments using boundary conditions and constraints
  • Understanding the importance of correct meshing, including mesh refinement, topology, compromise between mesh fidelity and numerical accuracy

Topic 3 – Mastering Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to Solve Simple Flow Problems
  • Basic boundary conditions and their effects to the simulations
  • Basic turbulence modelling required
  • Mesh convergence
  • Solution convergence
  • Analysing and interpretation of predicted results

Topic 4 – Exploring Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for Structural Design
  • Basic concept of Finite Element Method to solve engineering problems
  • Converting your design into effective FEA simulations, from meshing, selecting boundary conditions to selecting appropriate solvers
  • Understanding the difference between static and dynamic analyses
  • Hands-on workflow for a complete structural design using different commercial and open-source FEA environments

Topic 5 – Strategies to Solving Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) Problems
  • Understanding the coupling of fluid forces onto structures
  • Basic concepts of fluid – solid interactions
  • Understanding a one-way FSI analysis
  • Interpretation of predicted results

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers, Design Engineers, Production Engineers, Technicians, Certification Officers, Architects, Beginners to CAE and other professionals in Aerospace, Biomedical, Electronics, Energy, Marine, Offshore and Precision Industries.
 

Prerequisites

  • Basic fluency in operating computers
  • General curiosity about engineering
 

SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) - Eligible Course

SIT Alumni: Before registering for courses, please activate your SITizens Learning Credits via the email sent by SIT Alumni Team, on behalf of SITLEARN Professional Development.

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Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:

  • Attend at least 75% of the workshop, and
  • Undertake non-credit bearing assessment during the workshop
 

Frequently Asked Questions

What coding skills do I need for this programme?

No programming skills are required for this programme. Basic computing competency is advised. All software will be provided.

What software packages will be covered in this course?

A wide range of readily available softwares will be used as examples to aid in the teaching of the course. Open source codes such as Openfoam will also be discussed. 

Do I need to bring my own laptop?

No. The course will be conducted in the student computer lab in SIT.

Schedule

Day 1

Time Topic
8:30am Welcome and Registration
9:00am Topic 1 - Introduction to CAE (Lecture)
10:30am Tea Break
11:00am Topic 2 – CAD Modelling (Lecture & Hands-On Exercises)
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Topic 2 – Meshing & Boundary Conditions (Lecture & Hands-On Exercises)
3:00pm Tea Break
3:30pm Topic 3 – Introduction to CFD (Lecture)
5:00pm Quiz
5:30pm End of Day 1

Day 2

Time Topic
9:00am Topic 3 – Introduction to CFD (Demo)
10:30am Tea Break
11:00am Topic 3 – Solving Basic CFD Problems (Hands-On Exercises)
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Topic 4 – Introduction to FEA (Lecture)
3:00pm Tea Break
3:30pm Topic 4 – Introduction to FEA (Demo)
5:00pm Quiz
5:30pm End of Day 2

Day 3

Time Topic
9:00am Topic 4 – Solving Basic FEA Problems (Hands-On Exercises)
10:30am Tea Break
11:00am Topic 5 – Introduction to FSI (Lecture)
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Topic 5 – Introduction to FSI (Demo)
3:00pm Tea Break
3:30pm Topic 5 – Solving Basic FSI Problems (Hands-On Exercises)
5:00pm Quiz
5:30pm End of Day 3

Day 4

Time Topic
9:00am Summary of CAE Workflow (Lecture)
10:00am Introduction to Final Project (Lecture and Q&A)
10:30am Tea Break
11:00am Project Work (Hands-On Exercise with Tutors)
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Project Work (Hands-On Exercise with Tutors)
3:30pm Tea Break
4:00pm Final Presentation & Oral Exam
5:00pm Final Q&A and Wrap-Up
5:30pm End of Day 4

Fees

 
Category Full Fee After SF Funding
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) / Singapore PR $2,996.00 $898.80
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $2,996.00 $338.80
Non-Singaporeans $2,996.00 Not Eligible

Note:
  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SF Series Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

» Learn more about funding types available

Terms & Conditions for SkillsFuture Course Funding

In order to be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded by SkillsFuture, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:

  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  2. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:

  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2. Be at least 40 years old
  3. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive, Singapore 1386839
Time 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Date 23 Feb 2021 (Tue) to
26 Feb 2021 (Fri)
Registration Closing on: 02 Feb 2021
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