Stress & Finite Element Methods

Course code CIVL4830Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Engineering

Covers the general theory of elasticity and finite element methods. Topics in the theory of elasticity include stress and strain analysis in two and three dimensions, applications to bending problems, stresses around circular holes, stress concentration, laterally loaded plates, the virtual work equation, elements of yield criteria and plasticity. Topics in finite element analysis include lagrange interpolation, numerical integration, solution to linear equations, truss elements, beam elements, two-dimensional solid elements and the solution of field problems.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesA1 Understand stress analysis procedures for two and three dimensional problems.

A2 Be familiar with applications of stress analysis to important problems in structural and geotechnical engineering.

A3 Understand the basic concepts of finite element analysis.

A4 Be able to develop and use finite element programs for applications in civil engineering.
ContentStress Analysis:
Theory of elasticity, cylinder expansion, bending, theory of torsion, theory of thin elastic plates, the virtual work equation, strain energy method, fatigue failure.

Finite Element Analysis:
Lagrange interpolation, finite element concepts, numerical integration, global stiffness equations, finite element programming, truss elements, beam elements, two dimensional interpolation and integration, plane stress elements, plane strain and axisymmetric elements.
Replacing Course(s)CIVL3830 Stress & Finite Element Methods
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeContent covered in courses CIVL2050 Engineering Computations and Probability, and CIVL2130 Theory of Structures 1.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: Class
Examination: FormalStress and Finite Element Analysis
Other: (please specify)Progressive assessment, e.g., assignments.

NOTE: Any modification to the above assessment arrangement will appear on the course outline normally issued in Week 1.
Contact HoursLecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for CIVL4830