This module reinforces and builds upon the fundamental concepts of solid mechanics taught in earlier years. The topics covered include the analysis of generic mechanical components such as shells and multi-layered structures subjected to static and dynamic loading. Thermo-mechanical effects may be taken into account where appropriate. Concepts such as stress concentration, fatigue, delamination and fracture will be incorporated in the analyses. The module is aimed at those students who have a strong interest in solid mechanics and stress analysis and who could be undertaking a project in this area. Students will be expected to carry out one or more graded projects during the course of the module.