Upon completion of this course, the student shall be able to:

  • Define the concepts of stress and strain due to elastic and plastic deformations.
  • Identify the mechanical properties of materials.
  • Apply Hooke’s law and know its limitations.
  • Calculate stress (normal and shear) in a structural component loaded in various ways.
  • Analyze axially loaded members.
  • Use stress concentration factors to find stresses in axially loaded members.
  • Analyze deformations in structures due to thermal effects.
  • Determine stresses and/or strains in torsional member.
  • Write equations of shear and bending moment in terms of position and draw the corresponding diagrams for beams subjected to some combination of concentrated loads, distributed loads, and moments.
  • Calculate normal and shearing stresses in beams.
  • Design members using strength criteria.