Engineering and design

Principles and Applications of Strength of Materials

Module code: H7102
Level 5
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Lecture, Laboratory, Workshop
Assessment modes: Unseen examination, Coursework

This module will cover:

  • Internal forces in solids and stress and strain 
  • Biaxial stress and thin-walled pressure vessels 
  • Plane stress and the relationship between stress and strain 
  • Elastic failure criteria
  • Stress measurement
  • Beam bending theory, shear force and bending moment diagrams, stresses and deflections in bending, strain energy in bending, indeterminate beams and fundamentals of stiffness method
  • Buckling
  • Springs and strain energy in torsion 
  • Dynamic loading 
  • Thick wall cylinders and rotating discs 
  • Elementary plastic design


Engineering Mechanics
Materials & Manufacturing Processes

Module learning outcomes

  • Understand well established principles and have the ability to apply underlying concepts outside the context in which they were first studied.
  • Posses a critical understand of the relationship between loading and stresses in beam subjected to bending; Ability to evaluate deflection of beams.
  • Understand limits of knowledge and how this influences analysis of stress and strain.
  • Understand the underlying concepts of elastic and plastic failure of materials.