Imperial College London

Dr Soraia Pimenta

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Reader in Mechanics of Materials and Structures



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Advanced Stress Analysis - MECH70019


This module introduces the student to fundamental elasticity and plasticity theory, problems and solutions. Stress function formulation and methods will be presented for plane stress, plane strain and torsional loading and the solution of a range of problems with be developed. The analysis of torsion will also be developed to treat thin walled sections of arbitrary but uniform, cross section. The Convolution Integral will be developed and used to analyse time dependent effects. A review of plasticity will be made and the Levy-Mises equations will be derived and used for problem solving.

ECTS units:    5  


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