Solid mechanics

Solid mechanics

While subjects at each institution in solid mechanics may vary, this provides a guideline in what students may learn.

(Fundamental subject)This involves the behaviour of solid bodies subjected to various types of loading. To make sure that an aerospace component does not fail within its service life, students study the way these components react to applied forces including corresponding strains and stresses.

(additional subjects)On completion of this further study of solid mechanics students should be able solve advanced practical problems including application to structural analysis, material processing and machine design.