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Undergraduate Handbook

Mechanics of Solids 1 - MMAN2400

Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 6
Enrolment Requirements:
Prerequisite:MATH1231 or MATH1241 and MMAN1300
Equivalent: MECH2411
Fee Band: 2 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


This is the fundamental engineering course for mechanical engineers, with content as follows: Stress, strain. tension/compression test, stress/strain diagram and relationships, Hooke's law, strain energy, Poisson's ratio. shear stress/strain diagram, failure due to creep and fatigue, axial (thermal) stress/strain, geometrical properties of plane figures & second moment of area, simple bending stress, deflections in beams, torsion of circular shafts, helical springs, statically determinate/indeterminate systems, introduction to finite elements, combined stresses, membrane stresses in thin cylindrical and spherical pressure vessels, stress/strain variation at a point in 2D (Mohr's circle), stress variation in 3D.

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