Architected Materials (MECH548)

Overview of hierarchical solids exhibiting cellular structure and other architectures. Cell size, shape and topology of bending and stretching dominated unit cells, with particular focus on the mechanics of periodic lattices. Introduction to mechanics theories (homogenization and reducer order models) as well as numerical implementation within a computational framework using finite element method and in-house scripts developed in Matlab. Elastitcity, plasticity, fatigue, and other physical properties, such as thermal expansion. Review of architected solids in nature, such plant tissues and trabecular bone. Application of concepts of mechanics and physics to design and optimize mechanical metamaterials for multifunctional technology.

Advanced Mechanics of Materials (MECH632)

Review of stress and strain tensors, equilibrium and boundary conditions. Constitutive equations for linear and non-linear elasticity; viscoelasticity; rubber elasticity. Implementation of nonlinear constitutive relations for mechanical engineering applications. Microscale mechanisms and their relation to macroscopic performance. Plasticity in metals: deformation maps, micromechanics, failure criteria, post-yield flow, creep and temperature effects. Structure and properties of polymers, models for plasticity and crazing. Fracture and fatigue, Weibull statistics for ceramics and glasses. Selected advanced topics and discussion of modern materials.

Deformable Solids (MECH321)

Modern phenomenological theories of the behaviour of engineering materials. Stress and strain concepts and introduction to constitutive theory. Applications of theory of elasticity and thermoelasticity. Introduction to finite element analysis methods.

Statics (MECH210)

Static equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies. Beams, trusses, frames and machines. Concept of work and energy. Static equilibrium and stability.

Machine Element Design (MECH393)

Static and fatigue failure theories, as well as surface failure of machine elements including shafts, keys and couplings, bearings, gears, springs and fasteners.