Aims/Description: The module aims to give students a thorough knowledge and understanding of the principles of the Finite Element Method, an understanding of the various modelling strategies within the method, an appreciation of its scope of application, and the ability to interpret the results of a finite element calculation. Theoretical foundations of the method in the context of linear elastic structural analysis will be covered, as well as practical aspects of its implementation. The assessment is by coursework only. Lectures will be supplemented by surgeries and computer laboratory sessions, which will provide opportunities to further explore key concepts and to obtain further support for the assignment work.
Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students registered for a programme of study within the Faculty of Engineering
Notes: Part of the Accreditation by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
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