Course description: This course serves as an introduction to the concepts of stress and strain, material properties, deflections of bars under axial load, torsional and bending loads, statically indeterminate problems, and stress transformations, related experimental laboratory exercises.
Students will learn and demonstrate proficiency in problem solving skills related to these fundamental concepts. The lab component will give them experience using of a variety of experimental devices common to mechanical testing. Topics covered include:
- Stresses, strains, loads, deformation and displacements in tension, compression, shear, torsion and bending
- Elasticity and inelasticity
- Strain energy
- Transformations of stress and strain
- Combined loadings
- Thermal effects