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SEM712 - CAE and Finite Element Analysis

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Jiangting Wang





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week


The aim of the unit is to explore advanced analytical methods in the field of Finite Element Analysis (FEA). Topics to be addressed in this unit include: principles of FEA, interpolation functions and numerical integration, implicit and explicit methods, analysis of one-/two-/three-dimensional problems, Non-linear FEA, structure optimisation and error control. Modelling skills will be exercised extensively using a commercial FEA package.


Three assignments (2 x 35%, 30%) 100%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve an overall mark of at least 50% and at least 50% in assignment 3 FEA project.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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