Aug 18, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AE 2011 - Mechanics of Materials I

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course is the study of stress and strain of elastic bodies. The focus of the course includes Hooke’s Law and stress and strain due to axial force, torsion, bending moment, and shear force. Statically indeterminate structures with axial and torsional loadings are also studied. (prereq: AE 200 PH 2011 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Determine normal stress and strain, and axial displacement, due to axial loadings. This includes axially determinate and indeterminate structures and thermal loadings
  • Apply Hooke’s Law to determine deformations in elastic materials subjected to biaxial loading
  • Determine shear stress and strain, and twist angle, due to torsional loadings. This includes torsionally determinate and indeterminate structures
  • Determine normal stresses in beams due to bending moment. This includes ordinary and composite beams, and biaxial bending moment
  • Determine normal stresses in structures with combined axial force and bending moment

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Concepts and applications of static equilibrium

Course Topics
  • Introduction, normal stress and shear stress, allowable stress, design concepts (3 classes)
  • Axial loading: Normal strain, thermal strain, axial indeterminacy (5 classes)
  • Poisson effect and Hooke’s law for uniaxial and multiaxial loading (2 classes)
  • Shear strain (1 class)
  • Concepts of fatigue and stress concentration (1 class)
  • Torsion: shear stress and strain, angle of twist, torsional indeterminacy (4 classes)
  • Review shear and moment in beams (2 classes)
  • Moment of inertia (2 classes)
  • Bending: normal stress, composite beams (5 classes)
  • Combined axial + bending, biaxial bending (3 classes)
  • Tests (2 classes)

Dr. Christopher Raebel

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