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.
- Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
- Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
- Semester 1 - 2020
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a sound understanding of elasticity theory.
2. Apply analysis techniques to solve engineering problems involving stress analysis.
3. Demonstrate a sound understanding of the Finite Element Method as applied to linear elastic systems.
4. Apply Finite Element Modelling to the analysis of stress and deformation in complex mechanical systems involving linear elasticity.
5. Recognise the value of validation procedures in Finite Element Modelling.
- Elasticity theory
- Equilibrium equations
- Compatibility equations
- Stress functions
- Torsion in thin walled sections and shells
- An introduction to dynamics and vibration of elastic solids
- Introduction to the finite element method including element types, shape functions, coordinate systems, stiffness matrix construction, constraints, and symmetry
- Dynamic analysis using the finite element method
MECH2450 Engineering Computations 2
MECH2430 Mechanics of Solids 1
MATH2310 Calculus of Science and Engineering
Written Assignment: Assignment 1
Quiz: Mid-semester quiz
Report: Engineering Report
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