Core Module Information
Module title: Advanced Mechanics of Material and Finite Element Analysis

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CTR11129
Module leader: Johnson Zhang
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment


Description of module content:

Review of Matrix algebra; force method & stiffness method
Stress, strain and their relation, equilibrium and compatibility.
Yield criteria and limit analysis.
Formulation of boundary value problems in elasticity, solution techniques and examples.
Torsion theory, membrane analogy, effect of warping restraint.
method, Solution of large systems of linear equations
Finite element method, solution procedures, and solution bound
Plane strain and plane stress elements
Isoparametric elements
Beam elements
Plate bending elements
Flat shell elements
Structural dynamics & eigenvalue problems
Three-dimensional stress analysis

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: evaluate stress and strain relationships in elasticity;
LO2: model and formulate basic boundary value problems and solve them with appropriate techniques;
LO3: evaluate general concept and procedures of the finite element method;
LO4: analyse large systems of linear equations;
LO5: model structural/mechanical problem using frame, in-plane, plate bending and flat shell elements;
LO6: analyse building structures using commercial FEM packages.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Johnson Zhang
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 161
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 50 1-3 7 HOURS= 02.00, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 3,4,5,6 14/15 HOURS= 03.00
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

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