Courses Catalogue

Applied Elasticity

COURSE CODE: CIV7223
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Masters
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

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.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION

 

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.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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 problems.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student completing the course is expected to:

·        Describe the basic assumptions used for analysis of plates, shells and contact problems.

·        Explain the implications of these assumptions.

·        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 elasticity..