Imperial College London

Dr Jonathan Jeffers

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Reader in Mechanical Engineering



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Stress Analysis 1 - MECH40005


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



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