Courses Catalogue

Mechanics Of Materials

COURSE CODE: MEC220
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Mechanical Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description


This  course  deals  with  basic  mechanics  of  materials  and  is  crucial  in  understanding mechanical behaviour and capacity of engineering materials.

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE:

To expose the students to learn the fundamentals of various laws governing rigid bodies and its motions.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

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

  •   Evaluate behaviour of materials subjected to normal, shear, twisting and bending loads,
  •  Derive the stress transformation formulas and thus determine the principle stresses on any loaded element, and
  •  Appreciate the theory behind failure of ductile and brittle engineering materials.

Learning Outcomes:

A student on completing this course is expected to:

  •   Derive the stress transformation formulas and thus determine the principle stresses on any loaded element
  • Appreciate the theory behind the failure of ductile and brittle engineering materials.