Solid Mechanics II
University of the South Pacific
Area of Study
Taught In English
MM211 and MA211
Course Level Recommendations
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Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis course teaches the fundamentals of analyzing stress and deformation in solids under complex loading associated with structures/elements in mechanical engineering. At the end of this course students will be able to understand and apply the fundamental principles of solid mechanics and the basic methods of stress, strength, and deformation analysis of a solid structure and/or element in relation to a design. By completing this course, students will gain the ability to: conduct strain analysis, use compatibility equations, do elastic and plastic analyses, describe boundary conditions for complex engineering problems, and use energy methods for stress and deformation analysis. Students will also be introduced to: plates and shells and how to conduct plate and shell structural analysis; stress concentration analysis and its relation to fracture and service life of a component/structure and finally finite element method is introduced and used for stress and deformation analysis.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
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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.
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