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