Programme/Approved Electives for 2021/22
Available as a Free Standing Elective
The aims of the module are to introduce students to the mathematical theory of linear elasticity, including the equilibrium equations, geometricalrelations between strain and displacements, together with the stress-strain constitutive relations. The module will demonstrate some of theapplications of this theory and show that there is significant potential for further development.
Intended Learning Outcomes
describe and utilise the concepts of stress and strain tensors in an elastic solid: 1,2derive the governing equations of linear elasticity: 1,2operate with the constitutive laws of linear isotropic elasticity: 1,2formulate and solve boundary value problems in simple domains: 1,2solve basic problems for elastic waves propagating in linearly isotropic solids: 2
25 hours lectures.5 hours practical classes.120 hours of independent study:- 80 hours consolidation of the lecture material and working on exercise sheets; - 10 hours preparation for class tests; - 30 hours revision for the final examination.
1: Assignment weighted 20%
Description of Module Assessment
CourseworkOnline assignment based on a set of problems to solve, covering the material of the first 5 weeks of teaching.2: Open Book Examination weighted 80%
Online ExamOpen-book online exam of 2 hours.
The examination paper will consist of no less than five and no more than eight questions, all of
which are compulsory.