Mechanics of Solids for Civil Engineers - CVEN2301

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5

Enrolment Requirements:

Corequisite: CVEN1300.

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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An introduction to the strength of materials: revision of statics and properties of sections; 3 dimensional statics; concepts of stress and strain; stress-strain relationships; bars under axial force, bending moment, shear force, torsion; deflections due to bending and shear; combined stresses; stresses and strains at a point; principal stresses and strains; failure criterion; slender column buckling.

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