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 3A
The course aims to reinforce the student's knowledge of stress analysis, to extend this knowledge to more advanced theories and techniques and to apply these to practical problems. Most of these will be developments of methods which have been previously acquired but to more sophisticated problems. New areas of thermal stresses, plastic deformation and residual stresses will be treated and a new technique of analysis using energy methods will also be introduced and developed. This is a level 6 version of the enhanced level 7 Stress Analysis module and students cannot take both for credit towards their final degree.
ECTS units: 5
On completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Solve a wide range of axi-symmetric elastic problems involving monobloc cylinders, compound cylinders, plates, thin walled shells. Problems will include the effects of temperature, rotation and gravity.
2. Solve problems relating to non-workhardening, plastic behaviour of monobloc cylinders, the generation of residual stresses and interference mechanisms.
3. Solve problems including statically indeterminate pin jointed structures and deflections of curved beams using energy methods.
4. Explain the basic requirements needed to solve elasticity problems.
ME1-hSAN; ME2-hSAN or equivalent.
|Assessment type||Assessment description||Weighting||Pass mark||Must pass?|
|Examination||3 Hour exam||100%||40%||Y|