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Module Code: IND109
Module Title: Statics and Solids
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Architecture and Design
Pre-requisites: PHY002 OR PHY004
To introduce basic principles of statics and to illustrate the application of these principles to the formulation and solution of a range of representative engineering problems.
Learning outcomes 
A Describe and define the fundamental concepts and principles in statics and mechanics of material

B Comprehend the mathematical models for static analysis of mechanical systems

C Apply appropriate mathematical models for static analysis for mechanical systems

D Identify the applicability and the limitations of the techniques

Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures and tutorials are integrated, i.e. each lecture contains new theoretical topics, worked examples and opportunities for students to solve problems. Some lectures are used as pure tutorials.

Coursework, which enable students to use the acquired knowledge in an integrated manner, are given in essential parts of the syllabus.

Midterm examination is adopted to enable students to acquire the knowledge efficiently. Final term examination is used to assess the comprehensive learning results of students.

Block 1: Statics

 Fundamental concepts & principles of mechanics

Forces. Moment of forces Conditions for equilibrium. Force couple. Equivalent force systems.

 Analysis of deformable bodies

Forces and equilibrium requirements. Deformation equilibrium condition. Force-deformation relations.

 Truss analysis

Characteristics of trusses. Supports and reactions. Statically determinate trusses. Method of joints, Method of sections.

 Beam analysis

Supports and reactions. Statically determinate beams. Normal force, shear force and moment diagrams.
Cross section analyses. Centroids. First moment of area. Moment of inertia. Section modulus.
Composite cross sections. Principal axes. Principal moments of inertia.

 Principle of virtual work

Application on determine the deflections of trusses and beam structures

 Structural instability

Introduction to structural instability. Buckling.

Block 2: Stress and strain analysis

 Fundamental concepts of stress and strain

Stress. Strain. Plane stress. Plane strain. Stress Equilibrium.

 Stress transformation

Principal stresses. Extreme shear stresses. Stress transformation equation. Mohr’s circle.

 Stress-strain relations

Stress and strain calculation under various loading types: temperature, torsion and bending.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 52     13      85  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Assignment 15.00
2 Midterm Examination 25.00
3 Final Examination 60.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 12/8/2019 2:38:43 AM