Provide an introduction to engineering materials and their properties, with particular reference to their manufacturing technology, selection and different industrial applications. Describe the concepts of stress, strain, equilibrium and deformation, and apply them in the analysis and understanding of simple engineering elastic structures.
Materials: Heat treatment (thermal processing) of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys; Metal forming and various casting techniques; Cast irons; Polymer structures; Ceramic structures; Bonding and their effect; Calculation of mechanical properties of metals, polymers and ceramics
Structural Mechanics: Definition of: force, resultant force, components of force, moment, equivalent force, stress, strain, elastic modulus, shear force and bending moment
Determination of support reactions for statically determinate structures
The elastic behaviour of bar in tension/compression
Statically determinate plane pin-jointed frames; external and internal forces. Bending moment and shear force diagrams for statically determinate beams subject to point and distributed loads. First and second moments of area
Bending stress due to bending moment - The Engineer`s Theory of Bending. Deflections of beams including Macaulay`s method for integrating the expression for bending moment. Laboratory experiment: Theory of Bending.