Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


Calendar: 2017 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: Engineering and Information Sciences



Subject Information
Subject Code ENGG251
Subject Name Mechanics of Solids
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites ENGG152 OR ENGG102
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Quizzes 30% i, ii & iv Practicals 10% iii Final examination 60% i ii and iv
General Subject No.

Subject Description
Stress on a section, concept of stress-strain relationship and Hooke's Law. Torsion of shafts and hollow sections. Problems in bending and stress of beams. Analysis of plane stress and plane strain, combined stresses. Elasticity and plasticity for metals, and inelastic behaviour of non metals. Failure theories. Beam deflections and simple column buckling. Thermal stresses and strain energy concept. Experimental techniques. Recommended minimum preparation is Engineering Mechanics (Statics), Engineering Mathematics and Engineering Materials.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Have a general understanding of the concepts and methods of mechanics of materials and elementary structural analysis.
2. Be able to solve problems involving elementary stress and strain, deflections, design loads and column stability;
3. Develop elementary skills in experimental mechanics;
4. Understand and observe basic behaviour of structural elements.