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CIV 219 - Strength of Materials

Behavior of materials due to axial force, shear force, and moments can be quantified by stress and strain.  Students will learn how to calculate stress and strain, apply Hooke’s Law, draw shear and moment diagrams, calculate beam deflection, identify points of maximum and minimum stress and then use this information to select structural members.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisite:  CIV 124 Mechanics (Statics), MAT 130 Applied Algebra and Trigonometry, MET 134 Statics

Credits: 4
4 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Have an understanding of the fundamental behavior of materials subject to axial force, shear, bending moment, and torsion.
  2. Understand the relationships between stress and strain and be able to apply Hooke’s Law.
  3. Understand the concept of safety factors and allowable stresses.
  4. Solve for reactions and draw shear and moment diagrams for statically determinate beams.
  5. Calculate stresses due to axial force, shear force, bending moment and torsion.
  6. Solve for beam deflections using the moment-area method.
  7. Calculate combined stresses from combinations of axial plus bending, biaxial bending, and eccentric loadings.
  8. Have an understanding of combined normal and shear stresses and be able to compute by applying Mohr’s Circle.
  9. Solve for reactions, shears and moments of statically indeterminate beams.