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Mechanics of Solids JEE220




This is the foundation unit in the study of structures. By applying the knowledge gained in Statics, students are introduced to fundamental theories and techniques required to analyse the state of stress and the state of strain in any point of structural members subjected to external loads. This knowledge will allow students to perform the engineering calculations required to ensure that a structural member meets strength, stiffness and stability requirements. In addition to learning the theoretical basis of structural analysis, students will also develop applied structural engineering skills by taking part in a problem-based learning activity conducted throughout the semester.


Unit name Mechanics of Solids
Unit code JEE220
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Coordinator Doctor Damon Howe
Available as student elective? Yes
Level Intermediate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the concept of static equilibrium to determine qualitatively and quantitatively the internal forces and deformations in common structural members (i.e. tension bar, cable, strut, column, shaft, and beam);
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the concepts of stress, strain, and buckling and apply it to meet strength, stiffness and stability design and construction requirements;
  • Recognize common structural members present in real structures and explain their respective functions;
  • Apply knowledge acquired in mechanics of solids in the investigation of the mechanical properties of materials and in the design of structural members and report the process and outcomes to a professional standard in oral and written form.
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030903 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable

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