Course Description

Course Name

Mechanics of Solids II

Session: VCPF3121

Hours & Credits

12 Contact Hours

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Course outline: This course aims to develop a more advanced understanding of the mechanics of solids. Topics include: compound stresses and theories of failure; elastic strain energy; combined loading of shafts and beams; thin and thick cylinders; compound cylinders and shrink fits; elementary plasticity; rotating discs and shafts.

12 NQF credits at level 7; 36 lectures, 2 practicals

DP requirements: Satisfactory progress in class tests & laboratory reports
Assessment: Class tests, laboratory reports, June examination 3 hours

Course Entry Requirements: MEC2025F, MAM2083S, MAM2084S (DP)

*Course content subject to change