Mechanics of Materials I: Fundamentals of Stress and Strain and Axial Loading

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Mechanics of Materials I: Fundamentals of Stress and Strain and Axial Loading

Course Description

This course expands on subjects covered in the Introduction to Engineering Mechanics and in Applications in Engineering Mechanics courses. Here, you will focus on axial loading and gain an understanding of what causes stress and strain on solid objects, which will help you problem solve and plan according to design-stable structures. Learn methods that are used to predict the response of engineering structures to various types of loading, and to analyze the vulnerability of these structures to various failure modes.

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Who Should Attend

This course is designed for mechanical engineers looking for a refresher on basic concepts.

Working professional attending an engineering course

What You Will Learn

  • Stress and strain fundamentals
  • Strain diagrams, material properties, and shear stress and strain
  • Stresses on inclined planes
  • Stress concentrations, Mohr’s Circle for Plane Strain, and measuring strains
  • Generalized Hooke’s Laws, factor of safety, nonlinear behavior and plasticity, statically indeterminate structures, and thermal effects

How You Will Benefit

  • Learn how the fundamentals of stress and strain is applied to Mechanics of Materials.
  • Develop stress-strain diagrams, discuss material properties, and look in depth at shear stress and strain.
  • Create stress transformation equations for inclined planes.
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