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Milwaukee School of Engineering

Sep 24, 2017

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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

Coordinator
Doug Stahl