To design new products or optimise existing ones, stress analysis is a key tool for investigating the possibility of using new materials, new geometries or a combination of these two.
By continuing the applications of the mechanics of materials theories, you will acquire the ability to determine the structure's response to external mechanical actions, the resulting deformations and the state of stress and strain produced into the structure's components.
You will also learn to predict and prevent common forms of structural static failure in basic engineering components.
This module deals with specialist knowledge of stress analysis as applied to the design of mechanical systems within the automotive, aerospace and product development industry. It will enable you to carry out both analytical and numerical methodologies while enhancing your capabilities in utilising engineering packages.