Finite Element Analysis

Civil and Structural Engineering Mx
  • Level(s) of study: Professional / Short course
  • Study mode(s): Part-time (weekend)
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 8 February 2020
  • Course duration: 8 and 22 February and 7 and 21 March 2020, Saturdays 9 am - 5 pm

On this course you'll evaluate the Finite Element Method (FEM) in the analysis of complex structural problems.

Via a set of computer labs you'll be introduced to FEM software, a leading engineering analysis tool that combines element technology with an extensive library of material models and an advanced post-processing capability.

The course will introduce you to the theory behind FEM and how to apply the method in sample structural problems and produce reports.

You'll be required to produce solutions for two small projects, and these solutions will be assessed for your ability to apply, refine and develop computer models to solve structural problems with the appropriate graphs and data.

By the of this course you will be able to:

  • integrate your knowledge of mathematics, science, information technology, design and engineering practice to solve
  • a substantial range of problems associated with finite element analysis
  • assess the capabilities and limitation of computer based methods in finite element analysis
  • argue efficiently and effectively at all levels on matters of finite element analysis.

A CPD certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

Successful completion can also contribute 15 credits towards a postgraduate award.

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: cpdbe@ntu.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

This course will include:

  • weighted residual methods
  • Galerkin finite element method
  • differential equations for one and two-dimensional problems
  • modal analysis of structures and the extraction of natural frequencies
  • linear transient dynamic analyses
  • nonlinear analysis, including buckling and the stability of structures.

How you’re taught

In addition to your lectures and seminars, you will also have a one-to-one session with an academic who will provide you with guidance on how to complete projects successfully and to ensure deadlines are understood.

Entry requirements

This course is open to professionals at any stage of their career.

If you wish to attend for credit, you will need to have an undergraduate qualification in a related subject.

This course is open to professionals at any stage of their career.

If you wish to attend for credit, you will need to have an undergraduate qualification in a related subject.

How to apply

Please read the guidance notes and complete the application form.

You should then email your form to be considered by the academic team.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Please read the guidance notes and complete the application form.

You should then email your form to be considered by the academic team.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £895.

Payment is due before the course starts.

The fee for this course is £895.

Payment is due before the course starts.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418