- 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:
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.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8095||18 Jul 2016||29 Jul 2016||31 Aug 2016||28 Oct 2016||In Person||N/A|