Structural mechanics 310

Module code MSY 310
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Module content

Introduction of stress tensor. 3D stress and strain transformation. Eigenvalue/vector analysis for principal stresses and strains. Experimental strain measurements. Stress-strain relations. Strain energy. Thin-walled cylinders. Statically indeterminate stress systems. Bending stress, slope and deflection of beams, shear center, non-symmetric beams, composite beams, Castigliano’s theorem. Statically indeterminate beams. Buckling instability. Yield criteria. Elementary plasticity. Structural streel design SANS code. Fracture mechanics. Fatigue. 

Module credits 16.00
NQF Level 07
Prerequisites MOW 227, (WTW 256)
Contact time 1 practical per week, 3 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Period of presentation Semester 1

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