This course aim to teach the basics of Mechanics of Strength as an advanced course of Solid Mechanics and Structure Engineering. Topics include generalized stress and strain, elasticity and plasticity, and deformation and fracture of materials.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1. understand stress and strain and acquire basic knowledge related to failure and fracture
2. understand the characteristics of strength and explain past accidents from a mechanical point of view
stress, strain, failure, fracture
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Towards the end of class, students will be given exercise problems or group work related to what was taught on that day.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||What is mechanics of strength? Stress and strain||Understand generalized stress and strain|
|Class 2||Basics of Elasticity||Understand basics of Elasticity|
|Class 3||Basics of Plasticity||Understand basics of Plasticity|
|Class 4||Mechanics of failure and fracture||Learn Mechanics of failure and fracture|
|Class 5||Characteristics of strength||Explain characteristics of strength|
|Class 6||Fatigue strength, Case study||Understand Fatigue strength through case study|
|Class 7||High temperature strength, Environmental strength||Understand high temperature strength and environmental strength|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
A First Course in Continuum Mechanics 2nd Ed., Y. C. Fung, Prentice-Hall, Inc.
Failure of Materials in Mechanical Design: Analysis, Prediction, Prevention, Jack A. Collins, John Wiley & Sons.
Students' course scores are based on exercise problems (35%) and report (65%).
Students have taken Solid Mechanics and Structure Engineering.