Failure of Structural Materials - FSM

Technology School
3 days

About this course

The course will provide you with a basic understanding of the way in which stresses and strains develop in engineering components.  Methods of determining stresses will be explained.  From knowledge of stress distributions, criteria will be developed which determine the failure of engineering components.

The study of failure will include instability, yield, brittle fracture and fatigue.  The use of fracture will be treated in some depth.  The mechanics of fibre-reinforced composite materials will also be discussed.

What you will learn

You will learn:
  • to understand the development of stresses and strains
  • the methods of determining stresses
  • to develop criteria which determine the failure of engineering components
  • to understand instability, yield, brittle fracture and fatigue

How will this course help my career?

This course will give you an insight into the failure of structural materials if you have no undergraduate degree in mechanical or civil engineering.

Security and restrictions

Attendees need to be competent in mathematics.

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Industry
  • Internationals
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants
  • Partners Across Government (PAG)

How will I learn?