Module Title:   Structural Mechanics

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG1062M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 4

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Materials and Medical (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr ME Honnor

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To describe the concepts of stress, strain, equilibrium and deformation, and apply them in the analysis and understanding of simple engineering elastic structures.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Concepts are introduced using formal lectures. Deeper understanding is developed during problems classes, and further enhanced using the laboratory class. Oral feedback is given during the laboratory sessions and problems classes. Written assessment will concern the application of practical skills to the knowledge base of the module and the formal examination will assess the wider learning outcomes expressed in the descriptor.

Lectures:   22.00          Directed Study:   62.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   11.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   3.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

understand the equilibrium, compatibility and constitutive equations for elastic statically determinate pin-jointed frames and engineers` beams.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

analyse statically determinate elastic beams and pin-jointed plane frames.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

apply scientific method; interpret data; and develop systematic problem solving.

  Examination - closed book 2.00 80%
  Examination - closed book
  Classroom test 1.00 10%
  Closed book class test
  Classroom test 1.00 10%
  Closed book class test on laboratory
  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%
  Supplementary assessment: examination

Outline Syllabus:
Definition of: force, resultant force, components of force, moment, equivalent force, stress, strain, elastic modulus, shear force and bending moment. Determination of support reactions for statically determinate structures.

The elastic behaviour of bar in tension/compression. Statically determinate plane pin-jointed frames; external and internal forces. Bending moment and shear force diagrams for statically determinate beams subject to point and distributed loads.

First and second moments of area. Bending stress due to bending moment - The Engineer`s Theory of Bending. Deflections of beams including Macaulay`s method for integrating the expression for bending moment.

Laboratory experiment on the Engineer`s Theory of Bending.

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