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Faculty of Engineering & Technology

List of Courses

Structural Mechanics

  • Course Code :
    MAN 331
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Mechanical Engineering

Instructor information :

Area of Study :

 Prepare student to apply the principles of static equilibrium to the analysis of structures such as pressure vessels, beams, and torsional members.  Develop students’ knowledge about buckling and deflection concepts.  Train student to organize the given inputs and formulate a plan to solve engineering problems.

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Structural Mechanics

Displacement and deflections, statically indeterminate structures, Energy methods ap-plied to bar problems, Buckling of columns, Curved beams, Analysis of bars of thin walled sections in shear, Transverse shear, torsion, shear center, Analysis of axisymmetric shells: thin walled cylinders, spheres, cones, discontinuity stresses, Introduction to structural analysis by matrix methods, Stresses in elastic structures with applications.

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Structural Mechanics


Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Define the main theories of elastic failure and their applications
2- Explain the principles of stress analysis in shafts and thin cylinders.
3- Describe the basic theories and principles of buckling and deflection in beams
4- Recognize the concept of safety factors in structural analysis of mechanical elements.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Create innovative ways to solve structural analysis problems.
2- Analyze data and design experiments to obtain optimum design conditions.
3- Evaluate results of buckling, deflection to ensure safety of mechanical elements.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Apply concepts of buckling, deflection of beams and columns to solve engineering problems.
2- Apply different theories of elastic failure to analyze stress on shaft of thin cylinder.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Demonstrate efficient IT capabilities.
2- Efficiently manage tasks, time and resources.


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Structural Mechanics

Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Thin walled cylinders 12 6 6
Buckling of columns 10 6 4
Displacement and deflections in beams – integration method 6 2 4
Transverse shear, torsion, shear center 10 6 4
Displacement and deflections- virtual work method 8 4 4
Stresses in elastic structures with applications. 4 2 2
Statically indeterminate structures 4 2 2
Project follow -up. 6 2 4

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Structural Mechanics

Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive Lecturing
Problem solving
Discussion
Project

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Assignment 5.00
Final Exam 40.00
Mid- Exam 1I 15.00
Mid- Exam I 15.00
Participation 5.00
Quizzes 10.00
Report 10.00

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Structural Mechanics

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Course notes :

2. Lecture notes on the course Moodle page, FUE website.

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