CEG8309 : Finite Element Analysis in Structural Mechanics
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Professor Peter Gosling
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
The aim of the module is to enable successful candidates to understand fundamental principles of the 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.
Outline Of Syllabus
Introduction to fundamental principles of the finite element method in the context of structural mechanics:
Displacement-based elements for structural mechanics:
Numerical errors and convergence:
Introduction to plates and shells:
Introduction to finite elements in dynamics and vibrations:
Stress-stiffening and buckling:
Introduction to geometric and material non-linear problems.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||28||0:30||14:00||Revision for exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||3:00||3:00||Exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||28||1:00||28:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||22||1:00||22:00||Tutorials|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||133:00||133:00||Includes background reading and reading lecture notes for a full understanding of material|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Specialist knowledge and understanding are primarily imparted via lecture classes. Students are encouraged and expected to learn through independent reading and solutions to small group teaching problems.They are supported in this by the provision of an extensive set of notes, and small group teaching sessions.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||180||2||A||100||Unseen written exam Part A multiple-choice. Part B extended questions.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The content of the course is technical and covers quite a lot of ground. The knowledge gained in the module is expected to be understanding and application. Therefore, the module is assessed via exam which has components of theory and practice.