Clayton Second semester 2006 (Day)
Synopsis: This unit provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge in solid mechanics to confidently analyse and design engineering components and structures with particular reference to the aerospace industry. Each part of the unit contrasts theory and practical application in order to impart a practical appreciation of the knowledge gained. The role of approximate methods of analysis and their interaction with practical situations is highlighted. Constant use is made of real life problems from the aerospace industry
Objectives: The unit builds on aspects of applied forces and basic structural analysis that are contained in various units in level 1. It provides a focus for this prior learning with respect to the analysis of components and structures within an aerospace context.
Assessment: Problem solving: 10% + Laboratory work: 10% + Final examination (3 hours): 80%
Contact Hours: 3 hours lectures\week + 3 hours practice sessions or laboratories per week and 6 hours of private study per week