Advanced Strength of Materials

Civil and Structural Engineering Mx
  • Level(s) of study: Professional / Short course
  • Study mode(s): Part-time (day)
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 6 February 2020
  • Course duration: Thursday mornings for 15 weeks (term-time only) typically 9 am - 12 noon

This course examines main concepts, theories and principles applied for explaining the mechanical behaviour of materials under various states of stress and strain conditions.

It provides an in-depth understanding of the major principles used in evaluating the response of construction materials to stresses and deformation.

By attending this course you will:

  • develop advanced knowledge related to the constitutive laws governing the behaviour of the material subject to elastic and plastic deformation due to various types of loading
  • develop the ability to interpret how and why material fails based on technical argument of the theories of material failure
  • develop the skills to interrelate the theoretical and experimental results.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • comprehensively explain and critique engineering principles associated with the mechanical behaviour of various construction materials
  • produce computer based models to systematically assess the mechanical behaviour of various construction materials used in structural engineering and be aware of their limitations
  • appraise the design process as it is affected by the mechanical behaviour of various construction materials and adapt techniques and novel solutions to a wide range of applications.

A CPD certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

Successful completion can also contribute 15 credits towards a postgraduate award.

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: cpdbe@ntu.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

This course will include:

  • mechanical properties of materials (modulus of elasticity, shear modulus, bulk modulus etc)
  • stress-strain relationships (linear elastic, nonlinear elastic, elasto-plastic and visco-elastic)
  • unsymmetrical bending of non-standard sections
  • torsional stresses of non-circular and thin-walled sections, and the effect of warping, elastic membrane (soap film) analogy and plastic (sand hill) analogy
  • complex stress and strain analysis, plane stress, plane strain and axisymmetric analysis of solid bodies
  • theories of material failure including Tresca, Von Meises and Mohr–Colomb
  • experimental stress-strain analysis.

How you’re taught

In addition to your lectures and seminars, you will also have a one-to-one session with an academic who will provide you with guidance on how to complete projects successfully and to ensure deadlines are understood.

Entry requirements

This course is open to professionals at any stage of their career.

If you wish to attend for credit, you will need to have an undergraduate qualification in a related subject.

This course is open to professionals at any stage of their career.

If you wish to attend for credit, you will need to have an undergraduate qualification in a related subject.

How to apply

Please read the guidance notes and complete the application form.

You should then email your form to be considered by the academic team.

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Please read the guidance notes and complete the application form.

You should then email your form to be considered by the academic team.

Browse all our other civil and structural engineering short courses.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £895.

Payment is due before the course starts.

The fee for this course is £895.

Payment is due before the course starts.

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