• Offered by School of Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Classification Advanced
  • 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.

Learning Outcomes

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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Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying Master of Engineering. Incompatible with ENGN4615.

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $4410
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $5880
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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
5374 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A

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