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AMME9301: Mechanics of Solids 1

This unit aims to teach the fundamentals of analysing stress and deformation in elemental structures/components in aerospace, mechanical and biomedical engineering (bars, beams, frames, cell box beams and tubes) under simple and combined loading of tension, compression, bending and torsion. The vibration will also be addressed. At the end of this unit students will have gained knowledge of: 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 AMME9301
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
Physics, statics, Differential Calculus, Linear Algebra, Integral Calculus and Modelling

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

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