SEM302 - Advanced Stress Analysis


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value: 0.125

SEP291, one unit in SEJ201 or SEM201 and one unit in SEM216 or SEM222
One unit in SEM216, SEM222 or SEM322



Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour online content per week (recordings provided), 1 x 2 hour seminar per week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 2 hour of online content per week (recordings provided), 1 x 2 hour online seminar per week


In this unit students will extend their knowledge of basic stress analysis concepts introduced in second year units to more complex situations. Several new concepts/approaches will be introduced including energy methods, stress transformation and failure analysis. Students will learn how to apply these analytical approaches to real-life/industry-based problems, including examples where they are required to apply engineering judgement to simplify the analysis and understand the limitations of the analytical tools. By the end of this unit students will be able to confidently design engineering structures using classical analytical techniques.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve a mark of at least 40% in the examination

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