Undergraduate Course: Solid Mechanics 3 (MECE09009)
Course Outline
School  School of Engineering 
College  College of Science and Engineering 
Credit level (Normal year taken)  SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) 
Availability  Available to all students 
SCQF Credits  10 
ECTS Credits  5 
Summary  To give a basic understanding of structural modelling and stress analysis to the student to check design work for strength and stability, to check stress existing designs and to investigate failure problems. 
Course description 
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Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Prerequisites 
Students MUST have passed:
Structural Mechanics 2A (SCEE08002)

Corequisites  
Prohibited Combinations  
Other requirements  None 
Information for Visiting Students
Prerequisites  None 
Course Delivery Information

Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)

Quota: None 
Course Start 
Semester 1 
Timetable 
Timetable 
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) 
Total Hours:
100
(
Lecture Hours 20,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 3,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 4,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
60 )

Assessment (Further Info) 
Written Exam
80 %,
Coursework
0 %,
Practical Exam
20 %

Additional Information (Assessment) 
Examination 80%
Laboratories 20% 
Feedback 
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Exam Information 
Exam Diet 
Paper Name 
Hours & Minutes 

Main Exam Diet S1 (December)  Solid Mechanics 3  2:00   Resit Exam Diet (August)   2:00  
Learning Outcomes
On completion of the course, the students should be able to
1. Use singularity functions in bending moment equations
2. Recognise unsymmetric bending problems
3. Calculate stresses and deflections for skew loading bending problems
4. Calculate the position of the Princ. Axes in an unsymmetric cross section
5. Find the position of the NA in an unsymmetric cross section
6. Calculate the shear stresses in thin sections
7. Appreciate the limitations of the shear stress equation
8. Calculate the shear stresses in a cross section with one axis of symmetry
9. Calculate the position of the Shear Centre of a cross section
10. Apply Euler's Buckling Equation
11. Appreciate the errors in the Euler Buckling Equation
12. Use the slenderness ratio in the design of struts
13. Apply ecc. Loading as a design approach to real struts
14. Calculate the Work Done by external forces on structures
15. Calculate the Strain Energy stored in a structure due standard loading actions
16. Calculate the Strain Energy due to combined loading
17. Use strain energy to calculate impact stresses
18. Conservation of Energy in structures
19. Apply Unit Force Method to simple structures
20. Apply Castigliano's Th 1&2 to beams, curved beams, combined structures and frameworks.

Additional Information
Course URL 
http://www.see.ed.ac.uk/teaching/mech/ 
Graduate Attributes and Skills 
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Additional Class Delivery Information 
Tutorials either Tue or Wed 11.1012.00. 
Keywords  Not entered 
Contacts
Course organiser  Dr Vengatesan Venugopal
Tel:
Email: V.Venugopal@ed.ac.uk 
Course secretary  Mrs Lynn Hughieson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687
Email: Lynn.Hughieson@ed.ac.uk 

