Mechanics of Materials
This course is designed to teach the students the fundamental concepts related to stress and strain of deformable bodies and their application to mechanical structures. This course is designed as an engineering transfer course. Transferability of this course into the desired engineering program should be confirmed with the transfer office.
(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Analyze stresses in members subjected to an axial load.
- Analyze stresses in members subjected to a shear load.
- Calculate strain for various types of problems.
- Interpret the relationship between stress and strain for different materials.
- Determine the deformation of members due to axial loads.
- Analyze the effects of thermal stresses.
- Analyze the effects of a torsional load applied to a long straight member.
- Determine the stress in members caused by bending.
- Construct shear and moment diagrams.
- Determine the shear stress in beams.
- Calculate the state of stress in a member from combined loadings.
- Transform the stress components from a particular coordinate system into stress components from a coordinate system with a different orientation.
- Calculate principle stresses using Mohr's circle.
- Transform the strain components from a particular coordinate system into strain components from a coordinate system with a different orientation.
- Calculate principle strains using Mohr's circle.
- Design beams able to resist both bending and shear loads.
- Calculate beam deflection.
- Design columns to resist axial loads and buckling.
Currently no sections of this class are being offered.