EG3002 - Finite Element Analysis and Structural Dynamics
|Student Contribution Band:
||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. Introduction to eigenanalysis and dynamic
analysis. Earthquake engineering. Special topics on FEM applications in civil engineering.
Finite element modelling (FEM) of structural and field problems. Element types: beams,
plane strain, plane stress, axisymmetric, shells, 3D solids; The Galerkin method.
Modelling strategy including loads and boundary conditions, symmetry, Saint-Venant's
principle; Constitutive laws: linear solids, thermal, porous media and geomechanics.
Durability modelling. Solution schemes: implicit, explicit. Application to industrial
problems. Introduction to non-linear problems. The broad aim of this subject is to
give students in engineering a computational framework upon which they can build if
they become enthused with the emerging area of computational engineering. Specifically,
the objectives are to: introduce students to geometry modelling; introduce students
to the fundamentals of the finite element method; introduce students to state-of-the-art
codes and hardware for solving real world problems; introduce students to dynamic
modelling; demonstrate the power and applicability of FEM to the solution of routine
and more complex problems in multi-physics.
- understand the basics of finite element modelling;
- apply the modelling technique to solve problems in Civil Engineering;
- develop a computational framework upon which students can build if they become enthused
with the emerging area of computational engineering.
||EG1002 AND EG1011 AND MA2000
Study Period 1
|Census Date 27-Mar-2014
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||<Person not found>, Dr Rory Gover.
- 26 hours lectures
- 26 hours tutorials
- 13 hours practicals
||end of semester exam (60%); quizzes or tests (15%); assignments (10%); one project (15%).
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