Courses & Units

Stress Analysis KNE722



The unit covers fundamental concepts, principles, and methods of stress analysis, including elastic stress analysis of two- and three-dimensional bodies, Airy and Saint Venant stress function formulations and specific solutions in rectangular and polar coordinates, axisymmetric stresses in rotating bodies, stress concentrations, introduction to finite element analysis, torsion of various cross section types with and without warping restraint, behaviour of laterally loaded plates and simple shells, stresses in pipes and cylinders, and an introduction to isotropic, orthotropic and composite materials.

The unit augments the fundamentals of the elastic behaviour of solid bodies acquired earlier in the course, laying also foundations for computer methods of analysis of stresses in solid bodies. It emphasizes understanding of principles involved and their application to practical situations.


Unit name Stress Analysis
Unit code KNE722
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering

Damien Holloway

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,798.00 031301

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KME771 and KNE712

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Teaching Pattern

3x1-hr lectures, 1-hr unit tutorial and 1-hr Masters tutorial each week. Substantial computer laboratory work to be conducted in students' own time


Two major finite element assignments (FEA basics 20%, FEA application 30%), final 3-hr exam (50%)

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