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In MECH304P, students will develop further understanding of the static behaviour of elastic bodies as well as the new area of plasticity.
Students will be introduced to fundamental aspects of the theory of elasticity and how the results can be related to engineering applications. This includes classical problems relating to plane stress and strain, crack development in a tensile field, end loading problems relating to both torsion and shear, and finally thin plates and shells. Although the emphasis is on theory, real-world applications are used as motivating and practise examples. Where practical these examples will be linked to current or recent research within the department.
The second half of the course covers plasticity theory, extending elastic stress-strain relationships to explore plastic effects and yield criteria. Plane strain problems relating to rigid perfectly plastic materials are explored, and limit analysis (both from the perspective of theory and design).
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Each lecture will consist of describing the conceptual framework and where appropriate model calculations to support the concept being demonstrated in either elasticity of plasticity. The example classes and Moodle chat site will provide the forum to discuss the work.
Formative assessment: online quizzes and tutorials may be used as required to help the students to self-evaluate and judge their own progress. Module tutors will monitor student engagement through Moodle and class participation. Student support will be achieved via some or all of the following: automatic feedback of online quizzes, sufficient number of office hours; monitoring of student progress via Moodle for example analysis of submitted answers to tutorial questions.
At least 2 revision lectures will be scheduled in terms 3, appropriate times will be identified once the exam timetable is published.
To pass this course students must: