Advanced Structural Mechanics
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.
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
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.
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
Apply energy methods for the determination
of the deflections and rotations.
Design of beams, cylinders and shafts for
allowable stresses and loads.