Solid Mechanics with computer-aided analysis
7.5 ECTS credits
The course deals with basic concepts such as stress, strain, and shear and their interaction in three-dimensional states of load. The course also treats bending, torsion and tensile stress in slender structures and rotation symmetrical bodies exposed to temperature load and/or inner radial pressure load. Basic solid mechanical problems and issues of fatigue, fracture mechanics and buckling stress are outlined. Students are intended to use computer software to solve problems. This means that the problems studied in many cases are considerably more complicated than problems normally handled in the scope of a traditional course in strength of materials. When presenting the theory, the computer-aided analysis is considered, which means that generally applicable relations and methods are aimed for. Special attention is given to formulating relevant differential equations and their solutions with the help of boundary conditions. Note that the concept computer-aided does not aim to the application of the finite element method, but to the use of software for mathematical analysis.
Progressive specialisation: A1N (has only first‐cycle course/s as entry requirements)
Education level: Master's level
Admission requirements: Mechanics 7.5 ECTS cr, Calculus in one variable 7.5 ECTS cr, Calculus in several variables 7.5 ECTS cr, Linear algebra and vector analysis, 7.5 ECTS cr., or equivalent.
Selection is usually based on your grade point average from upper secondary school or the number of credit points from previous university studies, or both.
- Start Spring 2020
- Mode of study Distance
- Language English
- Course code MSAD17
- Application code KAU-34523
- Study pace 25% (Day)
- Study period week 4–23