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Axial, torsional, transverse and bending loads; compound states of stress, principal stresses and strains; basic theories of failure for ductile and brittle materials; buckling including local buckling effects; basic energy methods; impact theory.
To develop basic competency in the application of the methods of Mechanics of Materials to problems in Mechanical Engineering. The course serves as a foundation for subsequent, required courses: ENME203 (Dynamics and Vibrations), ENME307 (Mechanical Behaviour of Materials) and ENME302 (Computer-aided Mechanical Engineering Analysis).
After completion of the course students should feel they have the ability to perform an engineering mechanics analysis of the following conditions:static loading conditions of standard mechanical engineering systemsaxial loading conditions and resultant stresses in a systemtransverse loading conditions and resultant stresses in a systembending loads and resultant stresses in a systemtorsional loads and resultant stresses in a systemcombined loading within a systembasic failure criteria for a mechanical systembuckling conditions within a mechanical systemstrain energy within a mechanically loaded systemimpact loading within a mechanically loaded system
Subject to the approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry
Philpot, Timothy A;
Mechanics of materials : an integrated learning system
Beer, Ferdinand P. et al;
ENGR102 engineering mechanics and materials
McGraw Hill Custom Pub, 2010.
Craig, Roy R;
Mechanics of materials
Hibbeler, R. C;
Mechanics of Materials
Prentice Hall, 2008.
Domestic fee $901.00
International fee $4,863.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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