Course Description

Course Name

Materials Under Stress

Session: VCPS3122

Hours & Credits

8 Contact Hours

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

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


Course outline: This course in materials under stress aims to develop an advanced understanding of Elasticity and the importance of modulus in engineering design. Topics include: The influence of bond strength and crystal structure. Plastic flow in crystals and polycrystals by dislocation movement. Strengthening mechanism in metals and alloys. Annealing and heat treatment procedures. Design for safety, stress concentration and residual stress considerations. Failure in metals. Ductile and brittle fractures. Critical flaw size for crack propagation. Fracture toughness of materials. Stress conditions for fatigue and creep deformation. Fracture mechanics; and failure analysis and failure case studies.

DP requirements: 35% minimum for class record (2 class tests). Students must attend both class tests. Practical must be attended, completed and handed in on time and a minimum of 50% must be achieved.

Assessment: Coursework (30%), Examination (70%)

Course Entry Requirements: MEC2042F

*Course content subject to change