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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.

Details

Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Unit code AMME5912
Unit name Crash Analysis and Design
Session, year
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Semester 1, 2020
Attendance mode Normal day
Location Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Credit points 6

Enrolment rules

Prohibitions
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None
Prerequisites
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None
Corequisites
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None
Assumed knowledge
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Computer Aided Drafting, Basic FEA principles and Solid Mechanics

Available to study abroad and exchange students

Yes

Teaching staff and contact details

Coordinator Paul Briozzo, paul.briozzo@sydney.edu.au
Tutor(s) Mustafa Alzaidi , malz8730@uni.sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Assignment Assignment 1
Assessment is by way of a report and attached .avi files.
15% Week 06
Due date: 03 Apr 2020
No more than ten A4 pages.
Outcomes assessed: LO4 LO5 LO7 LO9 LO10 LO11
Small test hurdle task Quiz 1
Content to be drawn lectures and tutorials from weeks 1 to 5 inclusive.
15% Week 07
Due date: 30 Mar 2020
50 minutes.
Outcomes assessed: LO3 LO11 LO10 LO9 LO7
Assignment Project Proposal
Project proposal and progress completed so far.
5% Week 10
Due date: 08 May 2020
No more than one A4 page.
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO4 LO5 LO7 LO9 LO10 LO11
Assignment Assignment 2
Assessment is by way of a report and attached .avi files.
15% Week 11
Due date: 15 May 2020
No more than ten A4 pages.
Outcomes assessed: LO5 LO6 LO9 LO10 LO11
Presentation Presentation / Audio Embedded Powerpoint
Content to be drawn from work undertaken on Project.
10% Week 12
Due date: 18 May 2020
No more than 6 minutes.
Outcomes assessed: LO2
Small test hurdle task Quiz 2
Content to be drawn lectures and tutorials from weeks 1 to 12 inclusive.
15% Week 13
Due date: 29 May 2020
50 minutes.
Outcomes assessed: LO3 LO11 LO10 LO9 LO8 LO7 LO5
Assignment Project
Assessment is by way of a capstone project and attached .avi files.
25% Week 13
Due date: 29 May 2020
No more than twenty pages.
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO4 LO5 LO7 LO9 LO10 LO11
hurdle task = hurdle task ?
  • Assignment 1: Assignment 1 is assessed as a written report that examines an individual’s ability to demonstrate effective use of a pre-processor, solver and post-processor. The focus of the report is to be focused on a typical crash scenario.
  • Assignment 2: Assignment 2 is assessed as a written report that examines a group’s ability to demonstrate effective use of a pre-processor, solver and post-processor.
  • Quizzes: Two closed-book quizzes which test a student`s knowledge on the subject matter as is progressively covered in lectures and in expected private readings.
  • Project and group presentation: A group project that focuses on bringing individual skills together in an FEA capstone project involving either a large multi-body crash-simulation or a simulation incorporating multi-physics. Assessment is by way of a presentation and group report.
Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas.

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

 

Distinction

75 - 84

 

Credit

65 - 74

 

Pass

50 - 64

 

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see sydney.edu.au/students/guide-to-grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Special consideration

If you experience short-term circumstances beyond your control, such as illness, injury or misadventure or if you have essential commitments which impact your preparation or performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website provides information on academic honesty, academic dishonesty, and the resources available to all students.

The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic dishonesty or plagiarism seriously.

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic dishonesty. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of dishonesty, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 Introduction to LS-Dyna and explicit codes Lecture (2 hr) LO4 LO5
Week 02 Pre and post processors - ETA-PreSys Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO5 LO10 LO11
Week 03 Editing keyword files (decks) by hand Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO7
Week 04 Elemental theory and usage in LS-Dyna Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO9
Week 05 Material theory and usage in LS-Dyna Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO10
Week 06 Meshing Lecture and tutorial (2 hr) LO5
Week 07 Contact theory and usage in LS-Dyna Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO11
Week 08 Fastener theory and usage in LS-Dyna Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO3
Week 09 Use of NCAC FEM models Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO5 LO6 LO7 LO10
Week 10 SPH - smoothed particle hydrodynamics method Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO1 LO7 LO8 LO9 LO11
Week 11 ALE - arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian method Lecture (2 hr) LO1 LO7 LO8 LO9 LO10 LO11

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University’s graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

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.

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9
In 2020 the Unit of Study has; 1. Shifted away from solely using group work for assignments. 2. Put less weighting on Quizzes. 3. Introduced a Project proposal to better prepare a group of students for their final project.

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