MEC3302 Computational Mechanics in Design
Pre-requisite: (MEC2304 and MEC2401 and MEC2402) or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCEN or GDET or METC or MEPR or GCNS or GDNS or MENS
This course will provide students with an understanding of the operation and limitations of computer aided engineering (CAE) and analysis systems, and provide opportunities to develop the basic skills required to operate such systems. Material presented will include the architecture of CAE systems, numerical methods, finite element methods, computer graphics, engineering methods of CAE, optimisation, solid feature based parametric modelling, and technical information management systems. The advantage of CAE analysis is demonstrated by several engineering assignments that students must complete on a CAE facility throughout the semester. Considerable emphasis is placed on the appropriate use of the finite element method in the design process.