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SEM406 - Modelling and Simulation B

Unit details


2016 unit information

Offering information:

SEM406 will be offered in Trimester 2 from 2017

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

Michael Pereira


SED302, SEM422, SEM327 and SEM212

Prerequisite from 2017: SEM327 and SEM302



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 2 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week (CAD lab), 2 x 3 hour practicals per trimester (CAD lab).
Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. 2 x 3 hour practicals per trimester. Students may attend and participate in project-based activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus on the scheduled day during the trimester intensive week.


This unit will study advanced aspects of modelling and simulation related to mechanical engineering. The unit will utilise and build upon the knowledge you have gained in your previous studies on material behaviour, dynamics, solid mechanics, and computer aided engineering. The main topics covered are: advanced modelling of mechanical dynamic systems, and non-linear finite element analysis. Via a project-based approach, you will develop fundamental understanding of these two key simulation areas, as well as the ability to use this knowledge for the analysis of real world problems.   In the practical classes, students will also use experimental methods to provide context to and validation of the numerical analyses conducted during this unit. The mix of theoretical, numerical and experimental work will provide a good base for future career development in the advanced CAE area.


2 x projects (40% each) 80%, theory-based assignment 20%

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