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MEC6009   Finite Element Analysis with Ansys   (10 credits)

Year Running: 2017/2018
Credit level: F7
Additional Information   Restricted to students registered for a Programme of Study within the Faculty of Engineering


The course introduces students to the commercial software `Ansys'. Ansys Structural is used in engineering simulation for mechanical engineering problems, particularly for structural analysis. It is a very powerful tool which can be used for a variety of mechanical engineering related problems. This module spans from basic 2-dimensional starting point to real more complex 3D geometries. The course is split into two parts: tutorial-based learning and evaluation. Tutorials are divided into basic, intermediate and advanced levels. Students follow a series of on-line tutorials or submit exercises at each stage to ensure they follow and fully understand the subject. These tutorial files are unique for every student. This is followed by a larger project that students carry out for themselves based on their own interests and discussions with their tutor/supervisor.


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Teaching Methods

Delivery Type Hours
Independent 76.0
Lecture 1.0
Tutorial 23.0

Methods of assessment

Assessment Type Duration % of formal assessment Semester
Course Work 0.0 80 %
Other 0.0 20 %