Finite Element Modelling for the Construction Professional
- Level(s) of Study: Professional / Short course
- Start Date(s): 18 April 2023
- Duration: Tuesdays 6 - 8.30 pm, ten weeks
- Study Mode(s): Short course
- Campus: City Campus
On this course you will evaluate the application of the Finite Element Method (FEM) to obtain approximate solutions of complex structural problems.
It’s useful for anyone in the construction sector who is looking to develop their overall knowledge and skills of structural problems and increase the contents of their analytical toolbox.
It’s also useful for a range of infrastructure related sectors, including hydraulics and fluid flow.
You’ll be able to integrate your knowledge of mathematics, science, information technology design and engineering practice to a solve substantial range of real-life problems associated with finite element analysis.
In a series of lectures, you’ll be introduced to the theory behind FEM, how to derive the governing differential equations and how to apply the method in sample structural problems.
You’ll be introduced to FEM software (ANSYS), a leading engineering analysis tool which uses comprehensive element technology, an extensive library of material models and advanced post-processing capability.
By the end of the course, you will:
- be confident in explaining and critiquing the principles of FEM analysis used in structural engineering
- have produced computer-based models to systematically assess structural engineering problems in finite element form, and be aware of their limitations
- appraised the design process and have adapted techniques and novel solutions to a wide range of applications
- be able to identify and assess risks and apply risk assessments and mitigation strategies
- argue efficiently and effectively at all levels on matters of FEM.
What will I gain?
A CPD certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course.
Should the assessment be successfully completed, the course provides 5 NTU undergraduate credits.
Contact the short course team:
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813
How you’re taught
Teaching and learning will take place using a flexible programme of workshops, demonstrations, seminar groups and tutorials.