This course provides an introduction to advanced computational methods for modelling the deformation and flow of structures and geomaterials. It aims to equip graduates with working knowledge of the software routinely used in structural and geotechnical analysis, as well as provide a foundation for postgraduate study.
|Faculty||Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment|
|School||School of Engineering|
Semester 2 - 2018
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
The course covers the following material:
1. A review of the theory of elasticity, its applications, and its analytical and numerical implementation.
2. An introduction to inelastic constitutive laws, theory of plasticity and commonly used plasticity models.
3. Limit analysis and calculation of collapse loads for stability problems.
4. Numerical implementation of non-linear material models: implicit versus explicit methods; convergence; sensitivity.
5. An introduction to the analysis of discontinuous media, including basic fracture mechanics and discrete element modelling.
Analysis of selected problems in structural and geotechnical engineering using commercial software.
|Assumed Knowledge||The course requires a firm understanding of the basic principles of mechanics (stress, strain, equilibrium, etc.) and familiarity with numerical methods including the finite element method.|
Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting week 1
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting week 2
|Timetable||2018 Course Timetables for CIVL6220|