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Fall 2021

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EGR255 - Mechanics of Solids

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Studies the mechanical behavior of solid bodies under various types of loading. Topics include stresses and strain, stress-strain relationships, plane stress and plain strain, shear and bending moments in beams, stresses in beams, deflection of beams, torsion of shafts, buckling of columns, energy methods and failure criteria. Prerequisite: EGR 235.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Apply stress-strain principles to engineering materials in solving engineering problems.
2. Calculate forces in engineering materials due to changes in temperature.
3. Design simple members to withstand prescribed loads based on strength and serviceability considerations.
4. Analyze statically indeterminate systems.
5. Evaluate principal stresses and strains using Mohr's circle.
6. Calculate beam deflections, relating them to material limits.
7. Determine methods to reduce column failure using an analysis of critical buckling theory.


Effective Term: Fall 2019