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CS2001 - Engineering Strength of Materials

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Engineering

Review of shear force and bending moment diagrams. Force systems. Pure bending of elastic beams; composite beams, unsymmetrical sections. Shearing stresses in beams; shear flow, shear centre. Analysis of plane stress and plane strain; Hookes law, stress transformations, Mohrs circle. Torsion for circular sections. Compound stresses. Bending deflection; double integration, moment area methods. Column behaviour, Euler load, secant formula, short and long columns, slenderness ratio, effective length. Introduction to theories of failure.

Learning Outcomes

  • solve problems in solid static analysis for axial, bending, and torsional loadings;
  • solve problems in solid static design for simply supported beams and columns subjected to a variety of loadings;
  • understand and define the basic concepts, properties and variables in solid static mechanics;
  • understand the derivations of the equations and techniques commonly used in engineering statics analysis;
  • understand the simplifications and assumptions of the equations and techniques commonly used in engineering statics analysis.
Prerequisites: EG1011


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 65 hours - Lectures, tutorials, demonstrations, practicals, site visits and/or seminars. Refer to Subject Outline for details.
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on-course assessment, some of which may be invigilated (30% - 50%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.