Detailed module information
Module information on this degree can be found below, separated by year of study.
The module information below applies for the current academic year. The academic year runs from August to July; the 'current year' switches over at the end of July.
Students select optional courses subject to rules specified in the Mechanical Engineering Student Handbook, for example at most three Design and Business courses. Please note that numbers are limited on some optional courses and selection criteria will apply.
Stress Analysis 1
This module introduces the basic concepts and methods of stress analysis. It explains the mathematical descriptions of stress analysis and demonstrates the physical significance of stress and strain and the importance and application of Hooke's Law.
We introduce the fundamental concepts of elasticity including Youngs Modulus and Poission ratio.
We use these descriptions to show how to solve a range of stress analysis problems including plane frames, stress and strain, pressure vessels and beams.
ECTS units: 5
On completion of this module, students will be able to:
1. Derive from first principles the mathematical descriptions of stress analysis.
2. Explain the physical significance of stress and strain and the importance and application of Hooke's Law
3. Explain the fundamental concepts of elasticity including Youngs Modulus and Poission ratio
4. Use these descriptions to solve a range of stress analysis problems including plane frames, stress and strain, pressure vessels and beams.
Force calculation in plane frames
Hooke's law and poisson's ratio
Modulus of elasicity
Stress/strain in cylinders and spheres
Beam theory including stress, strain and deflection.
|Allocation of study hours|
|Assessment type||Assessment description||Weighting||Grading method||Pass mark||Must pass?|
|Examination||1.5 Hour exam||95%||Numeric||40%||Y|
2nd ed., Longman
2nd ed., CRC Press