# Civil Engineering with Architecture BEng/MEng

## Mechanics of Structures 2B ENG2082

• School: School of Engineering
• Credits: 10
• Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
• Typically Offered: Semester 2
• Available to Visiting Students: No

### Short Description

This course covers basic solid mechanics (stress and strain in 3D, including elastic behaviour, Mohr circle of stress and strain), application of the principles superposition in structural mechanics and an introduction to buckling of columns.

### Timetable

three lectures per week, and six hours of tutorials in three sessions

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### Assessment

70% Written Exam

30% Written Assignment (Three tutorials ends with assignment session with submission)

Main Assessment In: April/May

### Course Aims

The aims of this course are to:

■ develop understanding of the basic principles of solid mechanics and the application of these to simple 2D and 3D problems;

■ introduce the principles superposition and their application in structural mechanics;

■ introduce the concepts of buckling and instability for columns and other structural members subjected to compressive loads.

### Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course students will be able to:

■ apply the concepts of stress and strain in 2D and 3D, including principal stresses and strains, 3D elastic stress-strain relations, to the solution of simple problems, such as plane stress and plane strain problems.

■ calculate of principal strains and stresses. Mohr circle of stress and Mohr circle of strain. Examples of strain resets;

■ calculate the elastic deflections of simple structures using the principle of superposition;

■ calculate stability of flexible structures with rigid members;

■ evaluate the elastic stability of columns subjected to various boundary conditions.

### Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must attend the degree examination and submit at least 75% by weight of the other components of the course's summative assessment.

Students must attend the timetabled laboratory class.

Students should attend at least 75% of the timetables classes of the course.

Note that these are minimum requirements: good students will achieve far higher participation/submission rates. Any student who misses an assessment or a significant number of classes because of illness or other good cause should report this by completing a MyCampus absence report.