DE5302 – Strength of Materials 1

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Module code
DE5302
Module title
Strength of Materials 1
Prescription
To develop an understanding of the essential elements of strengths of materials
Programmes
  • EN1603
  • SC1101
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
90
Self directed hours
60
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1.Demonstrate an understanding of complex states of stress and the effects of dynamic loadings on a mechanical system.
2.Design jointing systems.
3.Demonstrate an understanding of beam failure modes and calculate deflections and shear stresses.
4.Calculate failure loads for concentrically loaded columns.
Content
Load factors, factors of safety, concepts of limit state design
Two-dimensional stress analysis, stress equations and Mohr's circle,
Failure theories,
Stress concentration,
Fatigue, normal stress only, stress concentrations
Strain measurement, strain circles, principal stress calculation
FEA
Impact loading, linear and rotational
Joining of materials, bolts, welds, glue, joint configurations
Beam failure modes
Shear stress distribution in beams,
Beam deflection by superposition
Columns, short, intermediate, long columns, centric loading, failure modes
Assessment Criteria
Assignments, Tests 20
Laboratory (Practical) 30
Examination 50