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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

6

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Expands on the unit Introduction to Solid Mechanics to further investigate the mechanics of solid materials. Introduces methods to analyse internal stresses for beam subject to bending and shear. Presents the theory of stress and strain transformation and use of different methods to evaluate the deflection of flexural members.

Unit content

Calculation of Stresses in beam
Stress-Strain Transformations and Failure Theories
Deflection of Flexural Members

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 demonstrate an understanding of internal behaviour of beams subject to loading and ability to calculate the internal stresses Knowledge of a discipline
2 transform stresses and strains using Mohr's Circle theory Knowledge of a discipline
3 apply appropriate methods to determine deflections in flexural members Knowledge of a discipline

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of internal behaviour of beams subject to loading and ability to calculate the internal stresses
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. transform stresses and strains using Mohr's Circle theory
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. apply appropriate methods to determine deflections in flexural members
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline