Available in 2018

Course handbook


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.

Availability2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2018

BCA Singapore

  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Understand stress analysis procedures for two and three dimensional problems.

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

3. Understand the basic concepts of finite element analysis

4. Be able to develop and use finite element programs for applications in civil engineering.


Stress 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

Assumed knowledge

Content covered in courses CIVL2050 Engineering Computations and Probability; CIVL2130 Theory of Structures 1.

Assessment items

Quiz: Quiz

Written Assignment: Assignments

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

Contact hours

BCA Singapore and Callaghan


Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term