Mechanics of Solids II

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Mechanics of Solids II

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course outline: This course aims to develop a more advanced understanding of the mechanics of solids. Topics include: compound stresses and theories of failure; elastic strain energy; combined loading of shafts and beams; thin and thick cylinders; compound cylinders and shrink fits; elementary plasticity; rotating discs and shafts.

    12 NQF credits at level 7; 36 lectures, 2 practicals

    DP requirements: Satisfactory progress in class tests & laboratory reports
    Assessment: Class tests, laboratory reports, June examination 3 hours

    Course Entry Requirements: MEC2025F, MAM2083S, MAM2084S (DP)

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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