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Statics and Strength of Materials
STATICS & STR
CLASS CODE: ME 217 CREDITS:  4
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: - Problem-Solving Procedure and review of Equations of Static Equilibrium, review of equations of static Euilibrium.
- Introduction to Engineering Stress and Strain.
Modeling, analysis, and synthesis problems in elastic materials.
- Concepts and model equations for average elastic stress and average elastic strain, average shearing stress and average shearing strain.
- Design of connectors [rivets, bolts, welds].
- Thermal stress and strain.
- Axial loading, torsional loading, and transverse loading.
- Stress at a point and stress distributions resulting from axial, torsional, and transverse loadings.
- Design of shafts, beams, and columns for elastically-loaded materials.
- Combined stress problems.
- Mohr's circle.
- Failure theories for design of brittle and ductile materials.
- Beam deflections due to transverse loads.
- Beam deflection theory in statically-indeterminate problems.
- Stress concentrations and stress concentration factors.
- Column buckling
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Stresses Due to Transverse Loads
[LAB] Stresses Due to Transverse Loads Distribution of Exam #2 [Chapters 4-6]
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: The student will:
1. Utilize the equations of static equilibrium to 2D and 3D engineering components and systems.
2. Understand and compute normal and shearing stress.
3. Understand compute normal and shearing strain.
4. Understand relationships between stress and strain; develop ability to recognize and use relevant property relations from engineering stress and strain diagrams (including Hooke's Law; modulii of elasticity and rigidity; elastic strain energy; Poisson's ratio; creep, fatigue, modulii of resilience and toughness).
5. Design simple connectors using concepts of stress and strain.
6. Recognize and use the model equations for normal stress and deformations due to axial, torsional, and transverse loads and to thermal effects.
7. Apply model equations for stresses and deformations to statically-indeterminate components and systems.
8. Understand and use stress and strain transformation equations, software, and Mohr's Circle; determine magnitudes and orientations of largest normal and shear stresses in simple and combined loadings.
9. Develop and computationally use model equations for stress and deformation in combined loadings.
10. Develop and utilize model equations for failure theories for ductile and brittle materials.
11. Develop and utilize model equations for transverse deflections of beam and shafts. Use beam deflection equations to solve statically-indeterminate problems.
12. Develop criteria for column buckling and apply to engineering components and systems.
REQUIREMENTS: Homework, labs, quizzes, exams, and projects
PREREQUISITES: Math 112
OTHER: This course is organized on a "mastery" basis. This means that you may retake any exam once during the week immediately after the exam (except the last one, due to time constraints) is returned to you. Succeeding exams will cover the same topics, but will, of course, contain different problems. The score you obtain on the most recent test is the score recorded for that exam. Hence, the only barrier between you and an "A" for this course is your effort to correct your errors and to master the material.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003