- Internal and external forces, stress and strain;
- linear, elastic, homogeneous, isotropic materials;
- Torsional loading and bending;
- Introduction to different types of materials and their specific mechanical properties: Metals; Polymers, Composites, Ceramics.
Contact hours 34
Private study hours 116
Total hours 150
Method of assessment
Exam, 2 hours (70%)
Mechanics of Materials – By: Russell C. Hibbeler; Pearson, 10th Edition, 2017. ISBN-13: 9780134319650.
Mechanics of Materials: An Integrated Learning System – By: Timothy A. Philpot, Jeffery S. Thomas, Wiley Global Education, 4th Edition, 2016. ISBN-13: 9781119340782.
Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction – By: William D. Callister, David G. Rethwisch, Wiley, 10th Edition, 2018. ISBN: 978-1-119-40549-8
See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)
The intended subject specific learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will have knowledge and understanding of:
1 The distinction between internal and external forces.
2 The concepts of stress, strain at a point and their relationships in different material types and different loads.
3 The characterization of mechanical properties of materials to solve problems.
4 Distinction of different types of materials through their mechanical properties.
The intended generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. Generate, analyse, present and interpret data
2. Communicate more effectively using a variety of methods
3 Make sound judgements based on basic theories
4 Manage their time and resources within a task.
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