Mechanics of Materials

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Course Description: 
An introduction to the concepts of stress, strain, deformation, and failure theory in solid materials. Applies mechanics of materials concepts to structural and machine elements in tension, compression, bending, and torsion. Topics include deformation of members, Poisson's ratio, stress concentrations, thermal stress, statically indeterminate techniques, flexure formula, shear formula, stress transformation, Mohr's circle, strain gauges, deflections, and columns. This course counts as a Specified Elective for the AA degree. 5 lecture hours.
Course Prerequisites: 
Prerequisites: ENGR&214 and MATH&163 (or concurrent enrollment) with a minimum grade of "C".
Course Outcomes: 

Students completing the course will have been instructed in how to do the following and will earn a course grade based on an evaluation of their ability to do the following:

  • Use a basic understanding of the properties of materials to solve engineering problems. Report the results of analyses clearly, concisely, and in the required format.
    • Use fundamental concepts and standard procedures to solve problems involving stress and strain.
    • Solve problems involving axial stress and strain.
    • Analyze and solve problems involving bending stresses and internal forces.
    • Analyze and solve problems involving torsional stress and strain.
    • Analyze and solve problems involving the deflection of beams.
    • Analyze and solve problems involving use of Mohr’s circle.
    • Analyze and solve problems involving the buckling of columns.
    • Apply engineering principles regarding solid mechanics to solve engineering problems.