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Strength of Materials II (Theory) - SOM2601

Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 9
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PHY1501 & MCA1PRA Co-requisite: SOMPRA2 or SOM2PRA
Purpose: To equip a student with basic technical knowledge for determining state of common engineering structures under simple and direct loading conditions. After completing this module, the student is expected to determine stresses and strains in: axially-loaded bars/rods of different configurations; thin-walled cylinders both under pressure and/or in rotation; shafts in torsion; axially-loaded helical springs of various configurations; and, cantilever and simply supported beams under point and uniformly distributed loads. The student should also be able to determine internal forces arising in plane trusses as a result of dead loads.