Show me unit information for yearView previous years of our units
UG Coursework Unit
Faculty & College
This unit applies the engineering principles and design techniques from ENG20001 - Mechanics of Materials including force analysis in beams, shells and irregular structures, reaction forces and moments, and generating shear force and bending moment diagrams to analysis of system strength and durability. Students will apply the theoretical analysis of system strength and durability with a numerical finite element approach in this unit.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
use a commercial finite element package to solve linear static elasticity problems, and to critically evaluate the output
use energy methods to predict by hand the structural deflections and reactions in simple statically indeterminate structures, as a means of checking computed results
apply Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics to analyse brittle fracture
apply the concepts of Elastic Plastic Fracture Mechanics to simple fracture situations.
Prescribed learning resources
- Recommended but not compulsory: Liu, GR & Quek, SS, 2013, The Finite Element Method: A Practical Course, 2nd edn, Butterworth-Heinemann. ISBN: 0080983561.
- Commercial finite element analysis software package.
Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.