Courses Catalogue

Strength Of Materials

COURSE CODE: MEC2101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Mechanical Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description


This  course  covers  Introduction  to  stress  and  deformation  analysis  of  basic  structural

materials subjected to axial, torsional, bending and pressure loads.

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE:

To familiarize the students with the use of stress, strain measuring instruments.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

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

  •     Analyze and design structural members subjected to tension, compression, torsion, bending and combined stresses using the fundamental concepts of stress, strain and elastic behavior of materials.
  •     Utilize   appropriate   materials   in   design   considering   engineering   properties, sustainability, cost and weight.
  •    Perform engineering work by ethical and economic constraints related to the design of structures and machine parts.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student on completing this course is expected to:

  •     Develop an understanding of the engineering fundamentals of structural mechanics of deformable bodies and competence in applying the theory to solve the strength of materials problems.