- Code ENGN4615
- 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 course provides advanced knowledge on the application of finite element analysis to engineering applications in linear structural mechanics and heat transfer problems. The course analyses critically problems involving one, two and three dimensional idealizations. The topics covered include steps in finite element modelling process, behaviour of spring, truss, beam, plane stress/strain and three dimensional finite element modelling approaches in structural mechanics. The heat transfer part of the course examines the conduction and convection behaviour and analysing these mechanisms using finite element analysis. Advanced topics covered include iso parametric formulations and efficient modelling strategies. An individual cap stone design project applies the finite element methodology to practical engineering design in structural mechanics through a state of art commercial finite element software.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:1. Interpret the philosophy behind principles, design and modelling considerations in using finite element analysis.
2. Describe the general steps used in the finite element analysis to model problems in engineering.
3. Develop stiffness matrices for spring, truss, beam, plane stress problems and three dimensional problems.
4. Develop the finite element formulations for heat transfer problems.
5. Describe the concept of direct equilibrium method and potential energy method for structural mechanics problems.
6. Explore the issues in convergence of solutions using finite element analysis.
7. Develop expertise in the usage of commercial finite element software.
8. Create and design engineering structures using finite element methods.
9. Predict the safe design limits for engineering structures.
10. Communicate effectively through a written report the creation of optimized design of engineering structures.
Professional Skills Mapping:
Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies
Problem Sets (20%); Workshops on Design Modeler and Finite Element Analysis (5%); Design Problems (20%); Final Exam (55%)
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Requisite and Incompatibility
Daryl L. Logan - A First Course in the Finite Element Method
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8093||18 Jul 2016||29 Jul 2016||31 Aug 2016||28 Oct 2016||In Person||N/A|