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EG 3516
MECHANICS OF STRUCTURES
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Professor H Chandler

Pre-requisite(s): EG2502

Note(s): Available only to candidates following an Honours degree programme in Engineering except with the permission of the Head of School.

The major topic of this course is an introduction to modern methods of elastic structural analysis. In this topic, direct, energy and matrix methods are jointly used to solve, initially, problems of the deformation of simple beams. The theorem of virtual work is introduced in the context of beams and frameworks.
The rigid-plastic analysis of beams is then introduced along with the upper bound theorem and their importance to engineering design.

24 one-hour lectures, 6 one-hour tutorials and 6 three-hour practicals in total.

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (80%); continuous assessment (20%).

Resit: 1 three-hour written examination (80%) with the previous continuous assessment mark (20%) included in the calculation of the overall resit mark.