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# ME 2004 - Mechanics of Materials I

4 lecture hours 0 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
This is the first course in the mechanics of deformable bodies. Topics include stresses and strains produced by axial loading, torsion, and bending; elastic deflections of beams; effects of combined loading; and buckling of slender columns. (prereq: MA 137 , ME 2001 ) (coreq: ME 2002 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
• Apply Hooke’s law for materials with linear stress-strain behavior to relate stress to strain
• Determine the stress state in a member resulting from combinations of loads
• Evaluate how planar stresses transform with 2D rotation
• Determine principal stresses for a state of plane stress
• Determine beam deflections
• Identify and solve statically indeterminate beam problems
• Utilize Euler’s equation to predict buckling limit loads for columns with various end conditions
• Evaluate how planar stresses transform with 2D rotation

Prerequisites by Topic
• Statics
• Integral calculus
• Differential calculus

Course Topics
• Review of statics, reactions, and internal loads, basic axial stress and 1-D Hooke’s law
• Axial stress concentrations, axial deformation, and mechanical properties of materials
• Poisson’s ratio, shear stress and strain, 3-D Hooke’s law, and plane stress and strain
• Stress on an inclined surface and stress transformation
• Mohr’s circle for plane stress principle stresses, maximum shearing stresses, principle planes, and planes of maximum shear
• Statically indeterminate axial members, torsion, angle of twist, and power transmission
• Simple bending (flexural formula), transverse shear