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

Module aims

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

Learning outcomes

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. 

Module syllabus

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.

Teaching methods

Allocation of study hours  
  Hours
Lectures 24
Group teaching 10
Lab/ practical  
Other scheduled  
Independent study 91
Placement  
Total hours 125
ECTS ratio 25

Assessments

Assessment type Assessment description Weighting Grading method Pass mark Must pass?
Examination 1.5 Hour exam 95% Numeric 40% Y
Examination Progress test 5%   40% N

Reading list

Stress Analysis

Module leaders

Dr Jonathan Jeffers