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EGR 283 - Strength of Materials

Elementary analysis of the strength and deformation of deformable bodies.  Topics include stress-strain, torsion, bending, Mohr’s circle, flexure, energy methods, columns, and virtual work.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisite:  EGR 281 Mechanics (Statics)

Credits: 3
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Understand and work with the basic definitions of stress and strain.
  2. Understand the relationships between working stress, material strength, and safety factor.
  3. Understand Mohr’s circle and be able to determine principal stresses.
  4. Calculate stresses for axial, torsion, beam bending, and combined loading.
  5. Draw shear and bending moment diagrams and write beam equilibrium equations including slope and deflection.
  6. Understand the concepts underlying beam deflection and Euler buckling calculation.
  7. Analyze beams, columns, and frames for normal, shear, and torsion stresses and to solve deflection problems in preparation for the design of such structural components.
  8. Analyze beams and draw correct and complete shear and moment diagrams for beams.
  9. Understand loads, stresses, and strains acting on a structure and their relations in the elastic behavior.
  10. Understand the states of stress and strain and the mechanical behavior of materials.
  11. Solve simple problems involving the stiffness and strength of materials.
  12. Use spreadsheets and computer programming techniques to model course concepts and complete basis designs.