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EM4030: NONLINEAR SOLID MECHANICS (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:26


Course Overview

This course provides an understanding of the sources and effects of nonlinearity in solid mechanics with applications to engineering structures and materials.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 10 credits (5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Maria Kashtalyan

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?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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.


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

  • 2 Lectures during University week s 8 - 18
  • 1 Tutorial during University week s 8 - 18

More Information about Week Numbers


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

Summative Assessments

First Attempt

1x Timed Online Test (40%)
1x Timed Open-Book Exam (60%)

Alternative Resit Arrangements

Resit of only the failed assessment component(s)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand the importance and sources of nonlinear behaviour in engineering materials and the mathematical and physical foundations of continuum mechanics of solids.
ProceduralAnalyseApply the main analytical and computational methods used in nonlinear solid mechanics to analyse engineering materials and structures.

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