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Mechanics

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
15
ECTS points
7.5
Level
Level 4
Module lead
Igor Golosnoy
Academic year
2021-22

Module overview

This module equips students with a comprehensive understanding of how mechanical systems move and deform when subjected to external forces. It first introduces the fundamental laws covering particle dynamics, before progressing to rigid body dynamics in both 3D and 2D situations. We then investigate stress and strain analysis and their graphical interpretation using Mohr’s circles. This enables students to fully understand what stresses and strains are present in a mechanical body and whether the material can withstand them, enabling them to design structures that are suitable for the real-world. We then progress to advanced topics including buckling and deformation of mechanical structures such as beams and cantilevers.

The module includes two coursework assignments covering fundamental principles and two laboratory experiments: stress-strain loading experiments and deformation of beams. Students will be supported by examples and tutorial questions with many real-life practical examples.

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