MG5029 – Strength of Materials 1

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Module code
MG5029
Module title
Strength of Materials 1
Prescription
To develop an understanding of the essential elements of strengths of materials.
Programmes
  • SC1001
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
75
Self directed hours
75
Total learning hours
150
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.
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
• 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