Strength of Materials

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Strength of Materials

  • Host University

    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

  • Location

    Madrid, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Materials Science Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE COMPLETED:
    Mechanics of Structures
    Elasticity.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    Strength of Materials (221 - 14815)
    Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering
    Semester 2/Spring Semester
    3rd Year/Upper Division

    STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE COMPLETED:
    Mechanics of Structures
    Elasticity.

    Competences and Skills that will be Acquired and Learning Results:

    Knowledge of the basic techniques for the structural analysis of solids, which fundament the formation of the Mechanical Engineer.
    Capacity to analyse elastic structures and beams, to assess the hypotheses and to interpret the results.

    Description of Contents/Course Description:

    1. PART 1: STRESSES IN PRISMATIC ELEMENTS
    1.1. Normal stresses: axial force and bending moment
    1.2. Shear stresses: shear force and torsion

    PART 2: MOVEMENTS IN PRISMATIC ELEMENTS
    2.1. Navier-Bresse equations
    2.2. Mohr theorems
    2.3. Equation of the Elastica

    PART 3: ENERGETIC THEOREMS
    3.1. Work of the extrenal forces
    3.2. Elastic energy stored in the prismatic element
    3.3. Maxwell-Betti theorem
    3.4. First Castigliano theorem. Applications

    PART 4: SOLVING STATICALLY INDETERMINATE STRUCTURES
    4.1. Fundamentals of structural analysis
    4.2. Beams
    4.3. Truss structures
    4.4. Frame structures

    Learning Activities and Methodology:

    In each week one lecture session (master class) and one practical session (in reduced groups) will be taught. The first is geared to the acquisition of theoretical knowledge, and the second to the acquisition of practical skills related to theoretical concepts. In addition to this sessions two laboratory practical sessions in reduced groups (maximum 20 students) will be impart.
    Students will have the possibility of individual tutorials.
    Students will have the possibility of individual tutorials. Also, there could be group tutoring session.

    Assessment System:

    Final exam (obligatory): 60%

    Continuum evaluation: 40%
    - Laboratory: 15%
    - Evaluation controls: 25%

    To pass the course, the student has to attend the laboratory classes, complete the laboratory exercises and deliver them to the teacher, and obtain a grade equal or higher than 4.5 in the final exam.

    Basic Bibliography:

    CELIGÜETA, J.T.. Curso de anásis estructural. Ediciones Universidad de Navarra, S.A. 1998
    J.A. Garrido, A. Foces. Resistencia de Materiales. Universidad de Valladolid. 1994
    J.M. Gere, S. Timoshenko. Resistencia de materiales. Thompson. 1984
    MARTÍ, Pascual.. "Análisis de estructuras: Métodos clásicos y matriciales",. Horacio Escarbajal, Editores, 2003.
    NAVARRO, Carlos; PÉREZ CASTELLANOS, José Luis. "Ingeniería Estructural: Análisis". Publicación del Departamento.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.