Course Description

Course Name

Mechanics of Materials

Session: VCPS3119

Hours & Credits

16 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

Overview

Course outline:
This course aims to develop an understanding of the concepts of stress and strain; elasticity versus plasticity; effects of known actions on various cross-sections; determination of the magnitude of stresses and strains caused by prescribed actions (axial forces, bending moments, shear forces, twisting moments); fundamentals of the 2-dimensional theory of elasticity and simplifications for bars, beams and shafts.

DP requirements: Student must achieve at least 66% of the class average for the two class tests. Student must achieve at least 40% in the final exam. Attempt all tests.

Assessment: June examination 3 hours.

*Course content subject to change