Department of Civil Engineering

Advanced Mechanics of Materials - CE316

Credits : 2

Prerequisites :CE201

Compulsory/Optional : Compulsory

To introduce the concepts of mechanics of materials for analysis of three dimensional (3D) deformable solids subjected to external static loadings.
Intended Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the course, the students should be able to;

  1. Explain the concepts of mechanics of materials of 3D deformable solids.
  2. Apply the fundamental of equilibrium, compatibility and constitutive laws to analyse solid bodies subjected to external static loadings for internal stresses and strains.
  3. Determine the state of stress at a point in any given coordinate system and hence evaluate the principal stresses and their directions.
Course content/Course description
  1. Basics of general 3D elastostatic problem, governing equations and general principles
  2. Analysis of stress and strain in 3D, constitutive relations, introduction to 2D approximations of 3D problem
  3. Theory of plates and shells
Recommended Texts
  1. Timoshenko, SP & Goodier, JN 1970, Theory of Elasticity, 3rd edn, McGraw-Hill.
  2. Timoshenko, SP & Woinowsky-Krieger, S 1970, Theory of Plates and Shells, McGraw-Hill.
  3. Timoshenko, SP 1970, Strength of Materials part I & II, 3rd edn, McGraw-Hill.
Time Allocation Hours
Lectures 27
Tutorials 03
Practical -
Assignments -
Assessment Percentage Marks
Tutorial/Quizzes 20
Mid Semester Examination 30
End-semester 50

Department of Civil Engineering