Information Package / Course Catalogue
Energy Absorption Behaviour of Engineering Structures
Course Code: MME529
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: English
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 3
Prt.: 0
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 8
Objectives of the Course

The objective of the course is to teach the principles of energy absorption of materials and structures with emphasis on the underlying theory, assumptions, and modelling issues as well as providing detailed knowledge to engineers.

Course Content

Applications of energy absorbing of materials and structures, design and selection of energy absorbing materials and structures, behavior of materials under static and dynamic loadings, experimental techniques, axial crushing of thin walled structures, impact on structures and inertial effects, cellular materials, composite materials, finite element simulations of impact/crushing

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.Have knowledge about behavior of materials and structures subjected to dynamic loadings.
2.Have knowledge about recent materials and structures used for energy absorption
3.Have knowledge about structures used in automotive and defence industries.
4.Ability to create simulations of impact, crash and blast by the finite element method.
5.To able to simulate impact
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Energy Absorption of Structures and Materials, G. Lu, T. X. Yu, 2003, Woodhead Publishing ISBN-13: 978-1855736887, ISBN-10: 1855736888
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 2 - Theoretical
Applications and design of EA structures and materials
Week 3 - Theoretical
Behavior of materials under static and dynamic loadings
Week 4 - Theoretical
Analysis of EA capacity
Week 5 - Theoretical
Determination of EA capacity by experimental techniques
Week 6 - Theoretical
Axial crushing of thin walled structures
Week 7 - Theoretical
Impact on structures and inertial effects
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm Exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Cellular materials
Week 10 - Theoretical
Composite materials
Week 11 - Theoretical
Finite element simulations of impact/crash/blast
Week 12 - Theoretical
Finite element simulations of impact/crash/blast
Week 13 - Theoretical
Finite element simulations of impact/crash/blast
Week 14 - Theoretical
Modelling examples
Week 15 - Theoretical
Modelling examples
Week 16 - Final Exam
Final Exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%10
Final Examination1%60
Assignment5%20
Term Assignment1%10
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory92454
Lecture - Practice53435
Assignment53540
Term Project1151025
Midterm Examination120222
Final Examination120222
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)198
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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