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EG3001 - Finite Element Analysis

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Engineering (pre 2015)

Concepts and applications of finite element methods and continuum mechanics. Direct method. Minimum total potential energy formulation. Weighted residual formulation. Trusses. Axial members. One-dimensional elements. Two-dimensional elements. Isoprarametric formulation. Shape functions. Numerical integration (Gaussian quadrature). Plane stress. Plane strain. Three-dimensional elements. Shape functions.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn the basics of finite element modelling;
  • Apply the modelling technique to solve engineering problems.
Prerequisites: EG1002 AND EG1011 AND MA2000
CS4006 ME3514


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr Dave Holmes
Lecturer: Dr Rory Gover.
Workload expectations:
  • 65 hours - Lectures, tutorials, demonstrations, practicals, site visits and/or seminars. Refer to Subject Outline for details.
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on-course assessment, some of which may be invigilated (30% - 50%).

Note: 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 official information.