Structural Mechanics

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Structural Mechanics

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Civil Engineering, Engineering Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    EGB121

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    12
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Synopsis:
    As an engineer, you will need to understand the mechanics of structures through analysis for appropriate design of components and systems such as buildings and bridges. In this unit the principles learnt in the introductory unit of engineering mechanics will be developed to enhance your understanding of the methods of analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate structures and their response to loads. The topics taught include moment distribution, bending moment and shear force diagrams for structures using indeterminate analytical and computer methods, principle of virtual work and its application for deflection calculations, transformation of stresses, Mohr's circle, torsion, shear flow, shear centre, unsymmetrical bending, the principle of compatibility and combined loading of structural members.

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