- Code ENGN6615
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Engineering
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Engineering
- Areas of interest Engineering
The subject introduces finite element analysis. Topics covered include principles of virtual work and energy methods for stress analysis; derivation of stiffness matrices for one dimensional problems, plane stress and plane strain problems, axisymmetric problems and general three dimensional continuum elements; solution methods, effect of mesh densities and convergence criteria; variational approach for finite element formulation; use of commercial finite element software; application of finite element analysis to problems in solid mechanics and steady-state field problems. Post graduate students will be exposed to the generalization of finite element methods for various boundary value problems, non-linear problems and optimization techniques. Case studies on various practical applications will be presented culminating in a group presentation.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Having successfully completed this course, students should be able to:
- Develop element stiffness matrix equation for spring elements
- Assemble element matrix equations into a global matrix
- Enforce boundary conditions and forces on the system
- Solve the resulting system and interpret results
- Develop stiffness matrix for truss (bar) elements
- Develop the concept of local/global coordinate systems and their transformations
- Use the potential energy approach in addition to direct equilibrium method
- Handle inclined supports
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|7847||21 Jul 2014||08 Aug 2014||31 Aug 2014||30 Oct 2014||In Person||N/A|