About this course

This course is delivered by Cranfield University on behalf of the Defence College for Military Capability Integration, Defence Academy.

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 this course will help your 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.

Planned dates

Please contact us for further planned dates on this course.

Register your interest
Who can attend this course
Military
MOD civil servants
Industry
Internationals

Attendees need to be competent in mathematics.

Planned dates

Please contact us for further planned dates on this course.

Register your interest
How the course will be taught
Face-to-face/ Residential
Planned dates

Please contact us for further planned dates on this course.

Register your interest