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Business, Engineering and Technology
On-campus block of classes
Strength of material involves the use of analytical tools to determine the integrity of material behaviour when subjected to externally applied loads. These materials are being selected for use in mechanical structures. The effect of the applied loads on the material is the deformation and displacement within the loaded material itself. The end results is the generation of internal stresses that may result in structural failure if the material is not correctly selected and the structure is not appropriately sized to permit the internal generation of stresses under specified loads.
On completion of the module, students will be expected to be able to:
|1||Understand various types of structural loadings|
|2||Understand of fundamental principles in failure analysis|
|3||Perform calculations on material behaviour under loading conditions|
|4||Select suitable material for the given type of structural loading|
|5||Determine and apply factors of safety accordingly|
|6||Perform ergonomically friendly designs|
|7||Understand the relationship between stress and various methods of deformation|
Coursework assessment: 25%
Safe performance of structural members in operation is the critical element in the study of the strength of material. This module forms an integral part of engineering design with regard to safe operation of structural arrangements. It introduces failure analysis theories that analyse internal deformation and displacement of the loaded material to ensure safe operation of the mechanical structures. There will be a combination of lectures, that will include interactive elements and class tests. All outcomes will be assessed by means of class tests and a final examination.
Material Science and Properties, Mechanics: The Interaction of Forces