Module Title:   Structural and Solid Mechanics

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG2026M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

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

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr J Sweeney

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To evaluate the concepts of a general three-dimensional stress and strain state and to relate these concepts to the behaviour of actual materials and structural elements.

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:   10.00          Directed Study:   62.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   20.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   6.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

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

1.1 Understand and envisage basic concepts of solid mechanics
1.2 Solve engineering problems relating to stress and strain analysis.

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

2 Formulate and solve solid mechanics problem related to engineering activities.

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

3.1 Recognise particular classes of problem and adapt standard solution methods.

  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%

Outline Syllabus:
Fundamental assumptions of solid mechanics. Stress state; principal stresses, maximum shear stress, two-dimensional stress states, plane stress and plane strain. Mohr`s circle of stress. Torsion - the torsion equation. Work of external loads. Total potential energy. Strain energy methods. Unit load method for calculating deflections. Thick cylinder. Elasticity and plasticity. Yield criteria and their application. Buckling instabilities - the Euler criterion. Brittle and ductile behaviour. Fundamentals of fracture mechanics - stress intensity, strain energy release rate, plastic zone size.

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