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This course provides an understanding of the sources and effects of nonlinearity in solid mechanics with applications to engineering structures and materials.
|First Sub Session
|10 credits (5 ECTS credits)
Many real engineering structures and materials exhibit nonlinearities that significantly affect their behaviour, compared with linear modelling assumptions. This course provides an understanding of the sources of these nonlinearities, including geometric and material nonlinearity, and how they affect the behaviour of a structure or material. Key theories and models are introduced, such as nonlinear strain measures and metal plasticity.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1x Timed Online Test (40%)
1x Timed Open-Book Exam (60%)
Alternative Resit Arrangements
Resit of only the failed assessment component(s)
There are no assessments for this course.
|Understand the importance and sources of nonlinear behaviour in engineering materials and the mathematical and physical foundations of continuum mechanics of solids.
|Apply the main analytical and computational methods used in nonlinear solid mechanics to analyse engineering materials and structures.