Mechanics of Materials 2

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Mechanics of Materials 2

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Prerequisite: Knowledge of Engineering Mechanics, and Mechanics of Material 1. Good grasp of Maths 1A and Maths 1B.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    Course Description
    Mechanics of Materials II provides techniques by which engineers can determine stress and strain distributions resulting from known loading conditions, so that the stability and strength of structural members under load can be examined. Mechanics of Materials II is an essential knowledge in the analysis and design of structures and machines under load.

    Course Introduction
    Mechanics of Materials 2 is a core course in Civil engineering and Mechanical engineering programs. Fundamental concepts such as principal stresses, calculation of combined stresses, mechanisms of failure and application of energy methods that are taught in this course are prerequisites for many courses in Civil engineering and Mechanical engineering disciplines.

    Course Aims
    This course is designed to aid students develop the ability to analyse structural and mechanical problems in a logical manner. The learner is expected to be able to apply fundumental principles of mechanics to model, analyse and solve problems in field of structural and mechanical engineering.

    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:

    1.1  Apply the knowledge and skills of stress and strain analysis to solve practical engineering problems. This includes calculating shear stress, transformation of stresses and strains, Mohr's circle, stresses and strains under combined actions and failure modes.
    1.2  Understand the limitation of analytical solutions in mechanical engineering and apply other tools such as energy methods to evaluate, analyse and solve engineering problems.
    1.3  Calculate deflection of statically determinate structures using anlaytical methods and energy tools.
    1.4  Describe and evaluate the stability of structures and analyse, evaluate and provide technical solutions to address elastic buckling of columns.
    1.5  Efficiently use engineering software to analyse and design real-life structures. Main emphasis is dedicated to link students' theoretical knowledge to practical applications and to get them ready for workplace.

    2.1  Plan and develop an appropriate approach to investigate and solve engineering problems

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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.