Year 1 core modules
Year 2 core modules
Final-year core modules
Non-credit bearing optional modules
You may select one or more of these modules.
Modules offered may vary.
In this module we develop your knowledge of advanced techniques for the computer based analysis of designs and to use commercial software to solve more complex engineering problems.
You gain a thorough understanding of computer methods for the analysis of detailed design.
Nodes, elements and meshing techniques for Finite Element Analysis (FEA) will be covered.
Types of boundary conditions such as loads and constraints are explained including how to apply them.
You learn how to solve FEA problems and analyse the results. The ability to animate dynamic assemblies is also covered.
You create joints and mechanisms and solve for kinematic motions.
The majority of the learning takes place while undertaking tutorials in computer laboratories.
Lecture time away from the computer room is used to provide background information, theoretical concepts and to discuss the application of the concepts being used in the software.
You are provided with support when undertaking the tutorials and assistance and feedback on your work is given as you progress.
In this module you learn how to:
>pre-process, process and post-process design data
>define meshes and boundary conditions for Finite Element Analyses
>undertake linear static analyses
>look for convergence of iterative solutions
>use programming methods to solve engineering problems
>compare finite difference methods with finite element methods
>elect appropriate methods for the solving of complex engineering problems
>evaluate and reflect on your work.