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SEM712 - CAE and Finite Element Analysis

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Mathew Joosten





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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.


Assignment 1 – report 30%, assignment 2 – report 35%, CAE and FEA Project Presentation 10%, CAE and FEA Project eJournal/report 25%. 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 the CAE and FEA project (presentation and report).

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