Solid Mechanics module (EG22010)

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In this module, you will learn how to analyse and design elements of engineering structures with sufficient strength, stiffness, stability, and integrity. You will need to have a firm grounding in solid mechanics and to understand these essential techniques as an engineer working in industry developing new technologies and designing new products. This module focuses on key foundation principles which are required for later modules in level 3 and 4. 

You will learn core skills that are necessary to work as an engineer in a broad variety of industries, including engineering design, research, and development in subsea, oil and gas, renewable energy, and civil engineering fields. These skills are essential as you start to define your own career within the exciting world of engineering. 

Topics include: 

  • Restraints 
  • Stress and Strain 
  • Force Diagrams 
  • Properties of Area 
  • Effect of Axial Forces 
  • Bending Stresses 
  • Beam Deflections 
  • Beam Design for Strength and Stiffness 
  • Effect of Torsion 
  • Mohr's Circle and Principal Stresses 
  • Failure Mode and Effect Analysis 


This module is available on following courses: