Engineering Structures 2 - ZEIT4001

Faculty: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

School: School of Engineering & Information Technology @ UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Course Outline: ZEIT4001 Course Outline

Campus: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: ZEIT3500

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course will provide an introduction to the Finite Element Method (FEM) and analysis. The theory section will consist of the application of the Direct Method, Energy Methods, Variational Methods and Weighted Residual Methods to structural analysis. Matlab will be used to solve simple FEM problems using the Direct Method. The students will be experimenting with modern FEM techniques using ANSYS to solve linear and non-linear structural and heat transfer problems, transient problems and modal analysis.

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