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    Milwaukee School of Engineering
  Sep 24, 2017
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog
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AE 201 - Strength of Materials

4 lecture hours 0 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
This course is the study of stress and strain of elastic bodies. Areas covered are analysis of statically determinate beams; shear and moment equations and diagrams; flexural and shear stress; double integration method; and axial, torsional and thermal loads of statically indeterminate systems and columns. (prereq: AE 200 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Calculate stress and strain in components subject to axial, torsional, and flexural loadings including combined loadings
  • Calculate stress and strain in composite beams
  • Develop equations for the elastic curve of a beam
  • Calculate stress and strain in thin-walled pressure vessels
  • Identify principal stress magnitudes and directions, and demonstrate stress transformation with Mohr’s Circle
  • Calculate elastic buckling loads for columns

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Integral and differential calculus
  • Static analysis of beams, trusses, and frames

Course Topics
  • Concepts of stress and strain
  • Axial deformation including thermal deformation
  • Multiaxial loading; shear strain; Hooke’s Law
  • Torsion
  • Flexural stress; composite sections
  • Flexural deformation; elastic curve by integration
  • Combined axial and flexural loads; biaxial bending
  • Shear stress and shear flow in beams
  • Combined shear and torsion
  • Pressure vessels
  • Stress transformations; Mohr’s circle; principal stresses
  • Column stability

Doug Stahl

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