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ENS3180 Finite Element Methods
Credit Points: 15
MAT2236 Differential Equations OR,
MAT2437 Differential Equations AND,
ENM2210 Engineering Mechanics AND, EITHER,
ENS2259 Thermodynamics OR,
ENS2108 Mechanical Science OR,
ENM3218 Fluid Mechanics

This unit provides an introduction to finite element methods, including the theoretical background and applications in areas of mechanics, structures, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, electricity and magnetism. This unit will involve the application of computer-based modelling to these types of problems, and the development of engineering solutions to them.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
K53Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)
K52Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)
G69Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics)
K06Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) Bachelor of Technology (Motorsports)
G68Bachelor of Technology (Motorsports)
MABUSOCivil Engineering Major
MABUSPMechanical Engineering Major
MABUSKMechatronics Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 12/07/2011 VET: 12/07/2011