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EM4030: NONLINEAR SOLID MECHANICS (2023-2024)

Last modified: 01 Nov 2023 14:46


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.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 8 - 18
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 8 - 18

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Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Online Test

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Learning Outcomes
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Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

Resit of only the failed assessment component(s)

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Course Learning Outcomes

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

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