This course follows on from Mechanics of Solids 1 to provide a more advanced treatment of solids mechanics and elasticity theory. This material is covered alongside a practical introduction to the Finite Element Method and instruction in a commercial software package. Comparisons between analytical and computational approaches will be drawn.
Availability2020 Course Timetables
- Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
- Semester 1 - 2020
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a sound understanding of the transformation of stress.
2. Apply analysis techniques to determine stress in thin-walled non-circular sections subject to torsion and to locate the shear centre in thin-walled beams.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of elasticity theory for beams and plates and the respective finite element approximation.
4. Demonstrate a sound understanding of the Finite Element Method as applied to linear static analysis and natural frequencies of vibration.
5. Successfully build finite element models using a commercially-available finite element software package, undertake linear static and natural frequency analyses and interpret the results.
- 3D stress fields, transformation of stress and stress invariants.
- 2D and 3D Mohr circle.
- Torsion of thin-wall non-circular cross-sections.
- Shear centres of beams.
- Introduction to the finite element method including solving linear static problems with spring and bar-element systems.
- Theoretical linear static behaviour of bar, beam and two-dimensional elements and predictions using the finite element method.
- Natural frequency analysis using the finite element method
- Introduction to a commercially available finite element package to solve linear static problems and determine natural frequencies of vibration.
MECH2450 Engineering Computations 2
MECH2430 Mechanics of Solids 1
MATH2310 Calculus of Science and Engineering
Written Assignment: Assignment 1
Written Assignment: Assignment 2
Quiz: Quiz 1
Quiz: Quiz 2
Formal Examination: Final Examination
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