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Please note that this course is delivered over four weeks :
The course will enable delegates to understand the fundamental principles of finite element technologies, to have an appreciation of some advanced aspects and to demonstrate their application through the solution of a number of simulations. The finite element method is described in the framework of structural mechanics, providing displacement, stress and strain solutions. The classical formulation of the finite element descriptions are used and applied to a number of benchmark problems. Detailed theoretical developments are also presented and assessed.
The course will enable delegates to place the finite element method in the context of structural analysis, structural mechanics and other matrix-based approaches. The course provides:
Please note that our courses are reviewed regularly, both in response to feedback and so that information about recent research and developments can be included. Thus, content may be subject to change.
The course provides an equal mix of theoretical basis and practical software applications. It is aimed at professionals interested in obtaining a thorough understanding of the fundamental theory underlying the finite element method, and applying the principles of the method to solve a number of structural mechanics problems.
We offer a 30 percent discount to full time students and to Newcastle University staff.
The course fee includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments.
Formal assessment may be available for this Course. Assessment attracts an additional fee of £350, and delegates will be issued with a transcript and Certificate of Credit Achieved. Owing to visa restrictions the assessment option is not available to international students outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
This course is also delivered as a Module (code CEG8309) on at least one of the School's Masters programmes, the majority of which can be studied part time, making them suitable for those in employment. Delegates will attend with full and part time registered students. The Academic Module Outline is available via the University's Module Catalogue.