Statics Strength of Material

Course Description

Introduction to the key topics in strength of materials with focus on applications, problem solving and design of structural members, mechanical devices, and engineering systems.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the major principles of strength of materials.
  • Contrast applications of the strength of materials in manufacturing, civil and construction engineering.
  • Describe the basic principles of engineering statics.
  • Contrast the issues of equilibrium of a particle and equilibrium of a rigid body.
  • Apply methods of calculating centroids and moments of inertia for bodies that are combinations of simple geometric shapes.
  • Understand major principles of direct shear, bearing stress, bending stress, and torsional shear stress.


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