COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING (ANSYS)

EMS5CAE

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, fundamental knowledge of the Finite Element Method (FEM) applied to engineering applications including solids, structures and fluids will be introduced. General linear and non-linear analyses will be presented in a manner that enables students to develop a comprehensive understanding of how to integrate different computational tools in a real engineering business environment. Topics covered include common software platforms available to perform the engineering analyses design, modelling, manufacturing and control. Principles of modelling and analysing, such as FEA (Finite Element Analysis); CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) based on ANSYS will also be introduced. Upon successful completion of this subject, students will have developed a range of skills which will allow them to comprehend and effectively design engineering systems, using modern CAE tools, in a real-world industrial setting.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMitchell Sesso

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesWeekly workshops with step-by-step instructional content on correctly setting up engineering problems in ANSYS, some of which includes comparisons with traditional hand calculation methods. Quizzes that challenge students to draw on the learnings from previous weeks to setup and solve practical engineering problems using FEA. Technical report writing and presentation of simulation results.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in one of the following courses: SMENC, SMENCB, SMENE, SMENEB, SMENM, SMENMB, SMELE, SMTNE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Computer Aided Engineering Design

Resource TypeBook

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AuthorAnupam Saxena, Birendra Sahay

Year2005

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PublisherSpringer

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Fundamentals of Computer-Aided Engineering

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorBenny Raphael

Year2003

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PublisherWiley

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Problems to be solved with initiative (or creativity using engineering.
02. Evaluate the assumptions of outputs generated by analytical software
03. Integrate a range of tools to complete specific tasks requiring Computer Aided Engineering.
04. Communicate effectively, in both written and verbal modes, with experts in relevant sectors in relation to specific technical details, including a virtual reality environment.
05. Justify and interpret professional ideas in a team environment.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMitchell Sesso

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Asynchronous lecture with scheduled consultation support

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Synchronous workshop (online or F2F)

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

5 Quizzes throughout the semester to verify key concepts related to CAE. (1000-word equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One individual project report. Students complete one technical project report which involves applying CAE techniques. (1750-word equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO3, SILO4

One group project report. Students create a report as a group around CAE concepts. (1000-word equivalent/student)

N/AAssignmentGroupNo15 SILO4, SILO5

One 10-minute Group project presentation. (250-word equivalent/student)

N/AOral presentationCombinedNo5 SILO4, SILO5

One 2-Hour end of semester examination (2000-word equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMitchell Sesso

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
Asynchronous lecture with scheduled consultation support

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Synchronous workshop (online or F2F)

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

5 Quizzes throughout the semester to verify key concepts related to CAE. (1000-word equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One individual project report. Students complete one technical project report which involves applying CAE techniques. (1750-word equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO3, SILO4

One group project report. Students create a report as a group around CAE concepts. (1000-word equivalent/student)

N/AAssignmentGroupNo15 SILO4, SILO5

One 10-minute Group project presentation. (250-word equivalent/student)

N/AOral presentationCombinedNo5 SILO4, SILO5

One 2-Hour end of semester examination (2000-word equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3