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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

6

AQF level

6

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Introduces the behaviour of solid objects when subjected to loads. Students will learn methods used for calculating internal stresses and strains in solid materials. 

Unit content

Concepts of stress and strain in solid materials
Axially loaded members
Torsion in shafts
Bending of beams
Buckling of columns

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 apply appropriate methods to calculate internal stresses and strains in basic structures Knowledge of a discipline
2 demonstrate a basic understanding of the buckling behaviour of compression members Knowledge of a discipline
3 demonstrate the ability to analyse a beam structure and understand its internal behaviour under bending. Knowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. apply appropriate methods to calculate internal stresses and strains in basic structures
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. demonstrate a basic understanding of the buckling behaviour of compression members
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. demonstrate the ability to analyse a beam structure and understand its internal behaviour under bending.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline