10 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: MEC302

MEC302 or equivalent Solid Mechanics module.

Aims/Description: In this module the student will learn about the modern techniques available to the experimental stress analyst.They will learn about the principles, advantages and disadvantages of the techniques so that students are able to select the most appropriate technique or combination of techniques for use in a particular situation.Demonstrations will be given on all techniques and the emphasis is on the practical application of the techniques for solving industrial problems

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students studying within the Department of Mechanical Engineering and students registered for the programme MATU24.Prerequisite: MEC302 or equivalent

Staff Contact: Dr R A Tomlinson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

Notes: Part of the Accreditation by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

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