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Structural mechanics (4 points)


Leader: M Isreb

Gippsland Second semester 2003 (Day)

Synopsis: Normal stress and strain, the stress-strain diagram, elasticity and plasticity, Hook's law, shear stress and strain, allowable stresses and allowable loads, and displacement of axially loaded members. Torsion of circular bars, non-uniform torsion; types of beams; shear force and bending moment relationships between load, shear force and bending moment, and shear force and bending moment diagrams. Normal strains in beams and normal stresses in web of beams with flanges. Mohr's circle for plane stress. Differential equations of the deflection curve, buckling and stability, columns with pinned ends, columns with other support conditions, and elastic and inelastic column behaviour.

Assessment: Examination: 70% + Assignments: 30%

Contact Hours: 2 hours lectures, 1 hour tutorial, 1 hour supported self-study

Prerequisites: ENG1201

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