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Unit of Study MECH3003 - Finite Element Method and Fracture Mechanics (2022)

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Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

use a commercial finite element package to solve linear static elasticity problems, and to critically evaluate the output

use energy methods to predict by hand the structural deflections and reactions in simple statically indeterminate structures, as a means of checking computed results

apply Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics to analyse brittle fracture

apply the concepts of Elastic Plastic Fracture Mechanics to simple fracture situations.

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Recommended but not compulsory: Liu, GR & Quek, SS, 2013, The Finite Element Method: A Practical Course, 2nd edn, Butterworth-Heinemann. ISBN: 0080983561.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.