Courses Catalogue

Advanced Structural Mechanics

COURSE CODE: CIV7107
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Masters
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course cover studies of stress and strain, failure theories, and yield criteria; flexure and torsion theories for solid- and thin-walled members; and energy methods.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION

 

All structures subject to earth quake, wind, blast, impact loading etc. shall be analyzed & designed for dynamic loads  as the saying goes "No load is static except the dead weight of the structures" - goes the saying. Hence

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

·        Calculate the stresses and strains in axially loaded members, torsion of noncircular cross section members, and members subject to nonsymmetrical flexural loading.

·        Calculate the stresses and strains associated with thick-wall cylindrical pressure vessels and rotating disks.

·        Determine the stresses resulting from bending of curved beams and flat plates.

 

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

A student completing the course is expected to:

·        Develop analytical methods for solving problems in mechanics of materials

·        Describe the concepts of three-dimensional stress and strain at a point as well as the stress-strain relationships for homogenous, isotropic materials.

·        Apply the theories of strength and fracture.

·        Apply energy methods for the determination of the deflections and rotations.

·        Design of beams, cylinders and shafts for allowable stresses and loads.