# MEEN2003W Solid Mechanics 1

Subject Syllabus:
Solution of statically determinate and relatively simple statically indeterminate pin-jointed structures. Buckling of slender columns. Torsion of circular sections: determination of shear stress and angle of twist for statically determinate and indeterminate problems. Bending of beams: shear force and bending moment diagrams, calculation of normal and shear stress distributions, beam deflections and statically indeterminate beam problems.
Laboratory Exercises:
Lab 1: Strain gauging - determination of the state of stress in components subjected to axial, bending and torsional loading.
Lab 2: Investigation of the deflection of a beam in bending.
Lab 3: Investigation of the buckling behaviour of slender columns.
Tutorials are integral part of this module.
Assignments: Two quizzes will be set during the trimester.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Construct free body diagrams of engineering structures or individual components and clearly illustrate the state of loading to which they are subjected.
2. Apply the principles of static equilibrium and distinguish between problems which are easily solved (statically determinate) and those which require a more advanced solution strategy (statically indeterminate).
3. Calculate the internal stresses and the associated deflections in structural elements subjected to axial, torsional and bending loads.
4. Describe the assumptions and limitations of the analytical methods used in the course.
5. Analyse and interpret experimental data and compare the results with appropriately identified analytical solutions.

Indicative Module Content:

Subject Syllabus:
Solution of statically determinate and relatively simple statically indeterminate pin-jointed structures. Buckling of slender columns. Torsion of circular sections: determination of shear stress and angle of twist for statically determinate and indeterminate problems. Bending of beams: shear force and bending moment diagrams, calculation of normal and shear stress distributions, beam deflections and statically indeterminate beam problems.
Laboratory Exercises:
Lab 1: Strain gauging - determination of the state of stress in components subjected to axial, bending and torsional loading.
Lab 2: Investigation of the deflection of a beam in bending.
Lab 3: Investigation of the buckling behaviour of slender columns.
Tutorials are integral part of this module.
Assignments: Two quizzes will be set during the trimester.

Student Effort Hours:
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning

48

Lectures

36

Laboratories

6

Total

90

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
A problem-based approach is taken in lectures and tutorials, whereby the theory is taught through examples. In addition, a comprehensive set of course notes is provided which contains many worked examples, which allow students to master individual topics at their own pace. The lecturers are very approachable and are always available to meet with students to discuss any topic for which they require further clarification.
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
This module is delivered overseas and is not available to students based at the UCD Belfield or UCD Blackrock campuses

Assessment Strategy
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: End-semester exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Standard conversion grade scale 40% No

60

Class Test: 3 short class tests Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No

24

Assignment: 2 home quizzes will be set Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No

16

Lab Report: 2 out of 3 Laboratories Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No

0

Carry forward of passed components
No

Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board