This course with two- and three dimensional theory of
elasticity with applications to plates, shells, contact problems and rubber
materials. The finite element method (FEM) is used throughout the course for
analysis of more complicated problems of practical interest.
To provide an understanding of the behaviour of elastic
solids under given applied loads and also the limitations of the results given
by the Elementary Mechanics of Materials.
By the end of this course, the student
should be able to:
Describe the elastic solid mechanical
analysis and theoretical and practical solutions to practical engineering
A student completing the course is
Describe the basic assumptions used for
analysis of plates, shells and contact problems.
Explain the implications of these
Formulate governing equations and boundary
conditions for quasi-static two- and three dimensional problems of elasticity.
Solve quasi-static two- and three
dimensional problems of elasticity using analytical methods.
Use a commercial finite element program in
order to solve more complicated two- and three dimensional problems of