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SEM712 - CAE and Finite Element Analysis

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

J Wang





Incompatible with:


Contact hours: 1 x 3 hour seminar per week
Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


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: Non-linear FEA (Implicit): Non-linear procedures, material non-linearity, geometric non-linearity and boundary non-linearity (Contact). The explicit method: Explicit time integration and theoretical overview and application. Structure optimisation: Topology, size and shape, and topography.


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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