1 x 2-hour lecture weekly
1 x 2-hour tutorial weekly
1 x 2-hour workshop weekly
1 ENGR3751 - Solid Mechanics
1a ENGR9811 - Solid Mechanics GE
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a))
Enrolment not permitted
ENGR4752 has been successfully completed
Topic description
Objectives and Applications of Solid Mechanics; Governing Equations; Constitutive Equations: Relations between Stress and Strain; Solutions to simple boundary and initial value problems; Analytical Techniques and Solutions for Linear Elastic Solids; Analytical Techniques and Solutions for Plastic Solids; Introduction to Finite Element Analysis in Solid Mechanics; Theory and Implementation of the Finite Element Method; Modelling Material Failure; Approximate Theories for Solids with Special Shapes: Rods, Beams, Plates and Shells.
Educational aims
To develop in students an advanced understanding of the mechanics of solids and the implications for mechanical design.
Expected learning outcomes
At the completion of the topic, students are expected to be able to:

  1. Have an in-depth understanding of the relevance of strength and stiffness aspects of complex engineering structures and components including advanced solutions to solid mechanics problems
  2. Calculate advanced solutions in area such as elastic and inelastic stresses, deflections in simple and compound beams, stresses and displacements in pressure vessels, the torsion of non-circular cross-sections, stresses and deflections of flat plates and shear stresses in thin-walled sections
  3. Understand the role of solid mechanics in engineering analysis and design