2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    Jan 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog
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ME 3005 - Mechanics of Materials II

3 lecture hours 2 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
This course continues the study of mechanics of deformable bodies. Topics include thermal stress and strain, thin and thick-walled pressure vessels, three dimensional stresses, ductile and brittle material failure theories, fluctuationing stresses, and fatigue. Laboratory topics include experiments to reinforce stress/strain behaviors covered in ME 2004  and this course. (prereq: ME 207  or ME 2004 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Determine column buckling loads
  • Determine principal stresses in 3D state of stress
  • Analyze members subject to temperature change
  • Determine stresses in thick and thin-walled pressure vessels
  • Use failure theories under static loading
  • Use fatigues failure criteria for members subject to fluctuating loads
  • Determine stresses in curved beams

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Mechanics of Materials I

Course Topics
  • Design of concentric and eccentric column
  • Thermal stress and strain
  • 3-D deformation
  • Normal and shear strains
  • 3-D stress
  • Thin-walled pressure vessels
  • Thick-walled pressure vessels
  • Torsion of non-circular cross-sections
  • 3-D principle stresses
  • Tresca and Von Mises failure criterion
  • Columb-Mohr failure criterion
  • Fully reversed fatigue
  • S-N cure prediction
  • Effect of fluctuating stresses

Laboratory Topics
  • Deflection of a statically indeterminate beam
  • Column buckling
  • Curved beam stresses

Dr. Mohammad Mahinfalah

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