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EG25G1: SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

This course examines the relationship between structure and properties of materials. Throughout, the properties of materials are considered in terms of their applications and in the context of design. The concepts of equilibrium, stress and strain are used to examine the safety and serviceability of elastic structures and components, including beams, columns and shafts. Two dimensionals stress analysis is considered briefly.

The course is only available to students on the Graduate Apprenticeship in BEng in Civil Engineering.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Oleksandr Menshykov

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course covers the following areas:

Stress Analysis

1. Review of stresses and strains; elastic stress-strain relations: Young's modulus, Poisson's ratio, and shear modulus; extensional stiffness; thermal strains and stresses

2. Membrane stresses: Thin-walled circular cylindrical and spherical vessels subject to internal pressure

3. Torsion and torsional shear stresses in solid and hollow circular sections. Polar second moment of area, angle of twist. Torsional stiffness. Transmission of power by circular shafts. Combined torsion and direct stress.

 

Mechnical Behaviour of Solids

4. Significance of defects and stress concentration in engineering design; origin of notches, defects and cracks: sharp corners, surface roughness, joining defects, porosity, inclusion of foreign objects; stress concentration factor.

5. Introduction to brittle fracture: Strain energy, surface energy and theoretical strength of solids; fracture toughness parameter, Kc and its applications.

6. Enhancement of fracture toughness, strength and stiffness: reinforced concrete, toughened glass, composites.

7. Introduction to fatigue: description of fatigue, its occurrence, S-N curves and design implications.

8. Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of structures: Ultrasonic methods, magnetic particle inspection, dye penetrant, radiography, acoustic method; introduction to strain gauges.

 

Structural Analysis

9. Theory of elastic bending of beams, distribution of bending stress and strain. Radius of curvature, second moments of area, parallel axis theorem, section modulus.

10. Deflection of beams using integration method; bending stiffness.

11. Combined bending and direct stresses. Middle third rule.

12. Buckling of ideal columns. Concepts of effective length.

13. Virtual work. Deflections of trusses.

14. Shear stress distributions for rectangular and l-sections beams.

 

Design Applications

15. Selection of material and shape for strength and stiffness limited designs; application of CES software.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 80
Assessment Weeks 40,41,42 Feedback Weeks 44,45

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Feedback

Feedback will be provided to the entire class in a summary of cohort exam performance, and on an individualised basis to students on request.

Learning Outcomes
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Lab Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 33 Feedback Weeks 35

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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 48,49,50 Feedback Weeks 1,2,52

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Individualised feedback available to student on request.

Learning Outcomes
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Course Learning Outcomes

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