Stress and Deformation Analyses of Load Carrying Structural Element

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Have gained an in-depth understanding of theoretical and experimental determination of the stress and deformation states occurring in a structural element when carrying a mechanical load.
  • Have attained an understanding for methods of analysis and experimental methods and the characteristics of their applications and limitations

Skills

  • Be able to set up the governing equations for the theory of elasticity.
  • Be able to demonstrate the properties of the strain and stress tensors.
  • Be able to account for the implementation and practical use of the analytical, numerical, and experimental methods applied in the project.
  • Be able to give a critical evaluation of the methods applied for stress and deformation analyses and the results obtained.
  • Be able to use correct terminology.
  • Be able to compare theoretical and experimental results.
  • Be able to critically evaluate applied methods and their results.

Competences

  • Be able to analyze a load carrying element on the basis of model considerations, using continuum mechanics, and by applying numerical methods including the finite element method.
  • Be able to investigate the behavior of a structural element under mechanical loading with experimental techniques such as strain gauges and digital image measurement techniques.
  • Be able to compare theoretical and experimental results carefully, and critically evaluate the methods applied and the results obtained.
  • Be able to apply the background and the insight obtained, on intuitive design optimization, and suggest geometrical changes or a redesign including change of material.

Type of instruction

The module is carried out as group-based problem-oriented project work. The group work is carried out as an independent work process in which the students themselves organize and coordinate their workload in collaboration with a supervisor. The project is carried out in groups with normally no more than 6 members.



Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 15 ECTS course module the expected workload is 450 hours for the student.

Exam

Exams

Name of examStress and Deformation Analyses of Load Carrying Structural Element
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
ECTS15
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination

Facts about the module

Danish titleSpændings- og deformationsanalyse af kraftoverførende konstruktion
Module codeM-DMS-K1-1
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS15
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Industry and Global Business Development
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science
SchoolSchool of Engineering and Science