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DE5302 – Strength of Materials 1

Module code
Module title
Strength of Materials 1
To develop an understanding of the essential elements of strengths of materials
  • EN1603
  • SC1101
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

1. Evaluate complex states of stress and the effects of dynamic loadings on a mechanical system.
2. Design jointing systems.
3. Analyse beam failure modes and calculate deflections and shear stresses.
4. Calculate failure loads for concentrically loaded columns.
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
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%

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