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EG55M1: FINITE ELEMENT METHODS (2020-2021)

Last modified: 24 Jun 2020 14:31


Course Overview

The background to the finite element method and its use in various industrial applications is explained in this course. As well as the modelling of linear static and dynamic problems, the modelling of material and geometric non-linearity is an important aspect of the course. Coursework assignments will be based on the student edition of ABAQUS which is supplied with the Course Textbook which students are required to purchase.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr M (Engineering) Menshykova

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The main learning outcomes will be familiarity with the following topics:

                                                                       

•      the fundamental equations of mechanics of solids (kinematics, equilibrium and constitutive) of beams, shells and solids.

•      The basis of the finite element method for linear problems

•      Static linear analysis of space frames

•      Dynamic linear analysis of space frames

•      Static non-linear analysis of space frames

•      Dynamic non-linear analysis of space frames


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University weeks 25 - 30, 32 - 34, 38 - 39

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Report (25%)

Report (25%)

Report (25%)

Online Test (25%)

 

Resit

Re-sit of only the failed assessment component(s)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome

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