• Offered by School of Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Areas of interest Engineering
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Shankar Kalyanasundaram
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2022
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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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On successful completion of this course, students should have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Interpret the philosophy behind principles, design and modelling considerations in using finite element analysis.
  2. Develop stiffness matrices for spring, truss, beam, plane stress problems and three dimensional problems using the concept of direct equilibrium and potential energy methods.
  3. Develop the finite element formulations for heat transfer problems.
  4. Evaluating the convergence of solutions using finite element analysis and assess the accuracy of simulated results.
  5. Be proficient in the use of commercial finite element software.
  6. Create and design engineering structures using finite element methods, taking into account safe design limits.
  7. Communicate effectively through written reports on the creation of optimized design of engineering structures.

Professional Skills Mapping:
Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies 

Indicative Assessment

  1. Workshops (10%); 
  2. Report (20%); 
  3. Design Report (20%); 
  4. Final exam (50%)

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Workload

4 lectures/week, self paced computer labs

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed ENGN2217. Incompatible with ENGN6615.

Prescribed Texts

Daryl L. Logan - A First Course in the Finite Element Method

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
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Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
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Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5373 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A

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