Courses Catalogue

Advanced Mechanics Of Materials

COURSE CODE: CIV7229
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

The course Advanced Mechanics of Materials is to provide a thorough understanding of advanced topics concerning the response of materials and structural elements to applied forces of deformation. The course begins with a thorough explanation to solving mechanical problems. The course presents the theory of stress and strain. These basics are used to derive generalized elastic constitutive relations in materials with anisotropic and time-dependent properties. Prediction of failure of materials is covered in sections dealing with yielding, failure criteria, and fatigue. These components provide a basis for elasticity solutions assuming either plane stress or strain. Finally, these solution techniques are applied to the stress analysis of curved beams, beams on elastic foundations, asymmetric beams, torsion of prismatic elements, and thick-walled cylinders.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

·        Describe fundamental mechanics of materials through development of basic principles in elasticity.

·        Apply knowledge of fundamental mechanics of materials to practical engineering structures.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course is expected to give a firm foundation to advanced design topics while providing the foundations to finite element solutions to more complex problems.