CS4010 - Finite Element Analysis and Structural Dynamics
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
Students will learn the fundamental concepts of structural dynamics for Single-Degree-of-Freedom
systems and then extend these concepts to Multi-Degree-of-Freedom systems. Various
techniques to solve equilibrium equations in Structural Dynamics will be covered.
Students will also undertake an introductory study of the earthquake response of structures.
Students will learn fundamental theory of numerical methods in engineering and will
learn to apply such methods in the analysis of various thermal, fluid, static and
dynamic mechanical problems. Some complementary numerical theory and application sections
will be taught in parallel during the semester to provide context for one another
and provide an introduction to some of the numerical tools available to today's engineers.
Within the theory section of the subject, students will learn the fundamentals and
implementation of the finite element method (FEM). In the application part of the
subject, students will be trained in the use of the ANSYS commercial FEM package for
static and dynamic problems, as well as in the interpretation and analysis of results.
Students will learn the place of numerical software in the design workflow.
- apply the modelling technique to solve problems in Civil Engineering;
- explain the fundamental concepts of structural dynamics and finite element modelling;
- demonstrate analysis of structural systems and solution methodologies;
- investigate earthquake response of structures;
- construct finite element modelling;
- use commercial finite element packages to solve engineering problems.
- end of semester exam (30%)
- quizzes or tests (20%)
||EG1002 AND CS3000 AND MA2000
|CS4006 ME3514 EG3002
Study Period 1
|Census Date 26-Mar-2020
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 33 hours lectures
- 6 hours tutorials
- 24 hours practicals
- assessment and self-directed study
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest