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EG55M1: FINITE ELEMENT METHODS (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


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. Menshykova

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

  • One of Any Postgraduate Programme or Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering or Master of Engineering in Mechanical Eng with Management or Master of Engineering in Mechanical & Electrical Eng

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


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University weeks 26 - 30, 32 - 35, 39 - 40
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 26 - 30, 32 - 35, 39 - 40

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

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
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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