Courses Catalogue

Strength Of Materials

COURSE CODE: CIV2116
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

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

 

This course provides concepts in strength of materials like deflection, energy principles, stability criteria, theories of failure, unsymmetrical bending, behaviour of curved bars and locating shear centre

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, the student should be able 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.

·        Acquire knowledge on the effect of transverse loading on beams

·        Exposed to the concept of torsion on circular shafts

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student on completing this course is expected 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.

·        Apply the concepts of transverse and pure bending