Mechanics and Materials

University of Melbourne

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Mechanics and Materials

  • Host University

    University of Melbourne

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ENGR20004 Engineering Mechanics

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    12.5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    AIMS
    This subject consists of two distinct and fundamentally related topics -
    ? An introduction to the fundamentals of materials science will be given on atomic structure and bonding, crystal structures and defects, elastic and plastic deformation, dislocations and strengthening and failured (fast fracture, fatigue and creep).
    ? The mechanics of materials section will extend the concepts of material mechanical behaviour by detailing elastic/inelastic behaviour and introducing the concepts of stress and strain analysis. Topics covered may include the definition of principal stresses, plane stress, plane strain, two-dimensional stress and strain analysis, torsion, pure bending, transverse loading, Mohr?s circle, failure criteria, inelastic behaviour, residual stress.
    Particular emphasis will be placed on the fundamental mechanisms by which materials fail under loading.
    INDICATIVE CONTENT
    Mechanics: the definition of principal stresses, plane stress, plane strain, two-dimensional stress and strain analysis, torsion, pure bending, transverse loading, Mohr?s circle, failure criteria, inelastic behaviour, residual stress.
    Materials: atomic structure and bonding, crystal structures and defects, elastic and plastic deformation, dislocations and strengthening and failure (fast fracture, fatigue and creep).
    INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILO)
    Having completed this subject the student is expected to be able to -
    Perform basic stress and strain analysis.
    Analyse mechanical behaviour of materials.
    Obtain simple mathematical and physical relationships between mechanics and materials.
    Describe various testing techniques for characterisation of mechanical behaviour of materials.
    Use the finite element method for performing a computer-based stress and strain analysis.
    Assessment:
    One three-hour end of semester written examination (70%), assesses Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) 1 to 4.
    Three laboratory sessions with reports and 1 assignment (30% total) during the semester, assesses ILOs 1 to 4.
    Hurdle requirement: Attendance at the labs and submission of written lab reports are compulsory to pass the subject.

Course Disclaimer

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