USQ LogoCourse specification
The current and official versions of the course specifications are available on the web at //
Please consult the web for updates that may occur during the year.

CIV8804 Advanced Design Practice using Finite Element Analysis

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 030903 - Structural Engineering


This course is concerned with the mechanics of "driving" an FEA package, using FEA output to develop a more sophisticated qualitative understanding of structural phenomena, and using quantitative FEA results as the basis for design decisions particularly where code methods are not directly applicable. A considerable emphasis is placed on using FEA to consolidate and extend the understanding of a number of phenomena likely to have been introduced in an undergraduate course. The course includes a substantial amount of design relevant theory required to understand the analysis of plate element models.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2016 Online