Finite Element Analysis

Nottingham Trent University
Course summary
12 weeks
925 GBP
Part time
Next available date: 11/02/2021 09:00 - Nottingham
Last application: 08/02/2021
Professional Training

Course description

Finite Element Analysis

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; these solutions will demonstrate your ability to apply, refine and develop computer models to solve structural problems (with the appropriate graphs and data).

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.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • integrate your knowledge of mathematics, science, information technology, design and engineering practice to solve a 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.

Teaching and learning will take place using a flexible programme of lectures, workshops, seminars and tutorials.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Level: Professional/postgraduate

Entry Requirements: You should have a minimum of three years’ professional experience and have the support of your employer to integrate study and projects into your day-to-day work.

You will probably be employed on significant infrastructure or building works, with experience of developing and coordinating projects.

If you wish to receive credit, you should also have a2:2 honours degree in a construction-related subject.

Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and/or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

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

Passing the assessed element (an exam or coursework) can also contribute credit towards a postgraduate award. All candidates seeking credit will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. If you wish to receive credit you must mention this at the time of application, or with your tutor at the earliest opportunity.


The fee for this course is £925

Payment is due before the course starts.

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