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Unit of study_

AMME5912: Crash Analysis and Design

The objective of the course is to give students skills in the area of highly non-linear finite element analysis. Major topics covered include CAD, Implicit / explicit codes, Wire frame geometry, Elemental Theory, Materials, Pre-processing using ETA-PreSys, Contact, LS-Dyna, using NCAC FEM models, Modeling fasteners and the interaction between solids and fluids. Material covered in lectures is reinforced through independent research, assignments, quizzes and a major capstone project. The capstone project involves the development of an approved crash scenario.

Code AMME5912
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
Computer Aided Drafting, Basic FEA principles and Solid Mechanics

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Present findings and results by way of producing a written capstone project at near publication quality.
  • LO2. Visually present and defend findings and results by way of a group presentation or audio embedded Powerpoint presentation.
  • LO3. Develop skills in modeling a fastening method in LS-DYNA.
  • LO4. Develop competentcy in the use of CAD to develop FEA models
  • LO5. Develop skills using a pre/post processor to mesh and apply boundary conditions to an FEA model.
  • LO6. Introduce predefined small FEA automotive models and develop these into a defined virtual environment.
  • LO7. Develop skills in editing and interpreting an LS-DYNA deck and output files.
  • LO8. Appreciate the differences between implicit and explicit solvers and gain knowledge in how and when to apply each to a case.
  • LO9. Develop and master skills in selecting the correct element type when developing an FEA model.
  • LO10. Develop skills in the correct material model when developing an FEA scenario.
  • LO11. Develop skills in the correct contact method when developing an FEA model.

Unit outlines

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