Computational Statics and Dynamics (6522ENG)

The finite element method is regarded nowadays as the standard tool to solve engineering problems in the industrial and academic context. A significant contribution to the success of this method is based on the development of powerful computer hard and software during the last decades. Many user-friendly commercial packages are available which allow the numerical treatment of real engineering problems on personal computers or even notebooks. The method itself integrates the basic knowledge of engineering materials, mathematics, mechanics (statics and dynamics), computing and programming, and computer-aided design that students would acquire in the first two years of their undergraduate studies. The problem of determining forces and displacements, stresses and strains or the vibrational behaviour is fundamental to many applied areas of mechanical engineering including transportation (automotive, aviation, or naval structures) or plant engineering. This course presents continuum mechanical basics and computational algorithms that are used to analyse engineering components and structures under arbitrary loading conditions. Furthermore, students will gain skills in the use of a state-of-the-art finite element analysis package to further deepen their knowledge in the areas of stress/strain analysis and dynamical behaviour. However, only who thoroughly understands the finite element theory, concepts and involved algorithms will be able to obtain reliable and realistic results from this powerful method. The ability to critically analyse and interpret numerically obtained results is a prerequisite for the responsible application of this method in any engineering field. Content: Introduction, Rods and Trusses, Bernoulli Beams and Frames, Timoshenko Beams, Plane Elements, Classical Plates, and Three-Dimensional Elements.

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level

Undergraduate

Student contribution band

Band 2

Usually available

Gold Coast Trimester 2

Course offerings and timetables

Convenor

Course profile is currently unavailable

Key dates

Course start date
8 July 2019
Last day to add a course
21 July 2019
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
4 August 2019
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
8 September 2019
Pre:1502ENG/1017ENG,2101ENG

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Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Tutorial
Tutorial (41182) Open Friday 11:00 - 12:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
G06 2.05
Academic 2
Gold Coast Campus
Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Computer Laboratory
Computer Laboratory (45602) Open Tuesday 09:00 - 10:50
Weeks 2 - 5, 6 - 12
G39 2.25
Science and Engineering
Gold Coast Campus
Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Studio
Studio (45604) Open Friday 17:00 - 18:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
G06 3.18
Academic 2
Gold Coast Campus

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
9 July 2018
Last day to add a course
22 July 2018
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
5 August 2018
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
9 September 2018
Pre:1502ENG/1017ENG,2101ENG

Please view the full class and additional timetable information for School of Engineering and Built Environment

Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Tutorial
Tutorial (42183) Friday 11:00 - 11:50
Weeks 2 - 5, 6 - 8
G06 2.05
Academic 2
Gold Coast Campus
Friday 11:00 - 12:50
Weeks 9 - 12
G06 3.28
Academic 2
Gold Coast Campus
Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend one Computer Laboratory
Computer Laboratory (45593) Open Monday 13:00 - 14:50
Weeks 2 - 5, 6 - 12
G39 2.25
Science and Engineering
Gold Coast Campus
Computer Laboratory (45592) Full Tuesday 09:00 - 10:50
Weeks 2 - 5, 6 - 12
G39 2.25
Science and Engineering
Gold Coast Campus
Computer Laboratory (45591) Full Friday 13:00 - 14:50
Weeks 2 - 5, 6 - 12
G39 2.25
Science and Engineering
Gold Coast Campus
Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend one Studio
Studio (45596) Thursday 15:00 - 16:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
G01 2.14B
Academic 1
Gold Coast Campus
Studio (45595) Thursday 13:00 - 14:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
G09 1.40B
Engineering Building
Gold Coast Campus
Studio (45594) Open Thursday 10:00 - 11:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
G16 1.14
Clinical Sciences 2
Gold Coast Campus