Finite Element Methods and Applications

CVE80018 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 1

Dates:
28 Feb 22 - 29 May 22

Results:
5 Jul 22

Last self enrolment:
13 Mar 22

Census:
31 Mar 22

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Apr 22


Prerequisites

Undergraduate students:
and
or
Post graduate students:
Admission to cognate PG Engineering degree
 
 

Aims and objectives

This unit provides the fundamental knowledge of application of numerical methods in Civil Engineering applications. Special focus will be on Matrix Analysis of Structure and application of Finite Element Methods to civil engineering structures.


Unit Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Analyse a simple frame structure using the coordinate transformation method, i.e., to establish structural stiffness matrix for frame structures, to convert member loads to nodal loads, and to determine forces and moments in each member; (K1, K3, S1, S2)
2. Describe the theory of finite element methods and the solution algorithms in the FE programs; (K1, S1)
3. Select appropriate elements and formulate the structure accordingly to reproduce the real behaviour (K3, K4, S2)
4. Use a general purpose FE program to perform stress analysis for a simple structure and consider various behaviour of beams, plates, shells and continuum elements (K2, K3, K4, S1, S2)
5. Examine the stability of structures and determine the elastic buckling load (K1, K3, S1, S3)
6. Idealise and apply various loads to structures and to determine the performance (K1, S3)