STM241 - Strength of Materials

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Subject Title
Strength of Materials

Subject Description
An introduction to strength of materials and basic structural theory as required for structural design theory. Topics include properties of materials, centroid and moment of inertia, effects of forces on deformable bodies, beam analysis for shear, bending and deflection and an introduction to design theory.

Credit Status
One credit towards the Civil Engineering Technician/Technology Diploma Program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Describe important engineering properties and materials;
  2. Calculate the dimensional properties of prismatic  and structural members including centroids, moment of inertia, and radius of gyration;
  3. Calculate normal and shear stresses on structural members;
  4. Use stress-strain data and diagram to determine the modulus of elasticity, proportional limit, yield stress, ultimate and rupture strength for a structural material;
  5. Calculate the effects of stress-concentration on axially loaded members;
  6. Calculate the effects of temperature change on restrained and unrestrained structural members;
  7. Compare the working stress design and limit states design approaches to safety in structural members;
  8. Calculate and draw shear force and bending moments diagrams to determine maximum values used for design of common structural beam shapes;
  9. Calculate the deflection in beams and cantilevers using the principle of superposition and formulae;
  10. Design and analyze simple beams for shear, bending, deflection and safety considerations.

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