Aims/Description: This module builds on a fundamental knowledge of engineering statics and dynamics to examine the macro scale mechanics and internal forces acting on solid structures. This will provide the knowledge required for further study in the design and analysis of structures from skyscrapers to spacecraft and wind turbines. Teaching is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of elastic structural analysis applied to trusses, frames and beams. Students will learn how to analyse stress, strain and elastic deflection, to conduct qualitative analysis of structures and to apply elastic and plastic methods to engineering structures in examples from across the engineering disciplines.

Restrictions on availability: Yes, only available to students studying GEEU01 and GEEU02

Staff Contact: Laura Pitts
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Lab work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (General engineering course in IPE):

Teaching timetable


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