Mechanics of Structures 2A ENG2081
- Academic Session: 2023-24
- School: School of Engineering
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: No
This course provides students with the ability to apply the principles of engineering mechanics to determine elastic behaviour of members and components subjected to bending moment, shear force, axial force and torque, including elastic deflections of beams (statically determinate and statically indeterminate) and torsion of circular and thin-walled sections. Behaviour of beams is also extended to simple cases of plastic bending behaviour.
2 lectures per week
10% Written Assignment
Main Assessment In: December
This aims of this course are to:
■ use the principles of engineering mechanics to develop an understanding of the elastic behaviour of members and components subjected to bending moment, shear force, axial force or torque;
■ develop an understanding of elastic deflections of beams, plastic bending of beams and how loads are resisted and transferred through a structure to its support system.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ calculate relevant structural properties of cross-sections;
■ determine elastic stresses in members and components caused by bending moment, shear force and axial force;
■ calculate elastic deflections of beams (statically determinate and indeterminate);
■ analyse plastic bending behaviour and determine collapse loads and mechanisms for statically determinate beams;
■ determine elastic stresses and angle of twist for circular shafts and thin-walled sections subject to torsion.
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.