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ENGR& 225 - Mechanics of Materials

Credits: 5
A rigorous investigation of the concepts of stress and deformation in structural members. Focuses on the development of basic relationships between loads, stress, and deformation in members such as beams, columns, shafts, and tension members.

Enrollment Requirement: ENGR& 214  and (MATH& 153  or concurrent enrollment) with grades of 2.5 or higher.

Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science
Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Mathematically model and determine the stress and deformation in axially loaded members.
  2. Determine the stress and deformation in beams of various shapes.
  3. Determine the stress and deformation in shafts loaded in pure transverse shear.
  4. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of stress strain diagrams.
  5. Show the use of Mohrs circle in analyzing combinations of stresses, normal and shear, in a structural member.
  6. Calculate the critical load for the buckling stability of columns.
  7. Apply the above analytical principles to engineering design.

Program Outcomes
  1. Use engineering principles to solve problems related to engineering mechanics.
  2. Analyze a wide variety of physical systems using Newton’s Laws and free body diagrams in 3D space.
  3. Transfer to a Bachelor’s program in Engineering with the necessary aptitude to succeed in upper-division coursework.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.

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