Advanced Strength of Materials
This course examines main concepts, theories and principles applied for explaining the mechanical behaviour of materials under various states of stress and strain conditions.
It provides an in-depth understanding of the major principles used in evaluating the response of construction materials to stresses and deformation.
This course will include:
- the mechanical properties of materials (modulus of elasticity, shear modulus, bulk modulus etc)
- stress-strain relationships (linear elastic, nonlinear elastic, elasto-plastic and visco-elastic)
- unsymmetrical bending of non-standard sections
- torsional stresses of non-circular and thin-walled sections, and the effect of warping, elastic membrane (soap film) analogy and plastic (sand hill) analogy
- complex stress and strain analysis, plane stress, plane strain and xisymmetric analysis of solid bodies
- theories of material failure, including Tresca, Von Meises and Mohr–Colomb
- experimental stress-strain analysis.
By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
- comprehensively explain engineering principles associated with the mechanical behaviour of various construction materials
- produce computer based models to systematically assess the mechanical behaviour of various construction materials used in structural engineering (and be aware of their limitations)
- appraise the design process as it is affected by the mechanical behaviour of various construction materials, and adapt techniques and apply solutions to a wide range of applications.
Teaching and learning will take place using a flexible programme of lectures, workshops, seminars and tutorials.
Suitability - Who should attend?
Entry Requirements: You should have a minimum of three years’ professional experience and have the support of your employer to integrate study and projects into your day-to-day work.
You will probably be employed on significant infrastructure or building works, with experience of developing and coordinating projects.
If you wish to receive credit, you should also have a 2:2 honours degree in a construction-related subject.
Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and/or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis.
Outcome / Qualification etc.
A CPD certificate will be issued upon successful completion of a course.
Passing the assessed element (an exam or coursework) can also contribute credit towards a postgraduate award. All candidates seeking credit will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. If you wish to receive credit you must mention this at the time of application, or with your tutor at the earliest opportunity.
The fee for this course is £925
Payment is due before the course starts.
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