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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:
(MECH2400 or MECH9400) and (AMME2301 or AMME9301) and MECH3460 and MECH3361. 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 competentcy in the use of CAD to develop FEA models
  • LO4. Develop skills using a pre/post processor to mesh and apply boundary conditions to an FEA model.
  • LO5. Introduce predefined small FEA automotive models and develop these into a defined virtual environment.
  • LO6. Develop skills in editing and interpreting an LS-DYNA deck and output files.
  • LO7. Develop and master skills in selecting the correct element type when developing an FEA model.
  • LO8. Develop skills in the correct material model when developing an FEA scenario.
  • LO9. Develop skills in the correct contact method when developing an FEA model.