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Unit of study_

AMME2301: Mechanics of Solids

Equilibrium of deformable structures; basic concept of deformation compatibility; stress and strain in bars, beams and their structures subjected to tension, compression, bending, torsion and combined loading; statically determinate and indeterminate structures; energy methods for bar and beam structures; simple buckling; simple vibration; deformation of simple frames and cell box beams; simple two-dimensional stress and Morh's circle; problem-based applications in aerospace, mechanical and biomedical engineering.

Code AMME2301
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6
(AMME1802 or ENGG1802) AND {(MATH1X61 or MATH1971) OR [(MATH1X21 or MATH1931) and MATH1X02]} AND [(MATH1X62 or MATH1972) OR (MATH1X23 or MATH1933)]

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. work and communicate with others in the tutorial sessions
  • LO2. understand the fundamental principles of elementary solid mechanics and basic methods for stress and deformation analysis of a simple solid structure or element
  • LO3. analyse problems in terms of strength and deformation in relation to the design, manufacturing and maintenance of simple solid structures
  • LO4. demonstrate an understanding of the applicability of simple stress analysis methods
  • LO5. demonstrate an understanding of when and why to do deformation analysis
  • LO6. model structures composed of bars and beams
  • LO7. apply boundary conditions for simple structural problems
  • LO8. demonstrate an understanding of how and why to use energy methods for structural analysis
  • LO9. perform fundamental buckling analysis