Mechanics of Materials II: Thin Walled Pressure Vessels and Torsion

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Mechanics of Materials II: Thin Walled Pressure Vessels and Torsion

Course Description

This course explores the analysis and design of thin-walled pressure vessels and engineering structures subjected to torsion. The course will look at real-world applications for thin-walled pressure vessels, such as gas storage tanks, simple spray cans, and techniques that could even be used to analyze blimps. In the torsion part of the course, you will study techniques used for analyzing and designing torsion bar suspensions, such as the ones used in cars or track vehicles.

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Who Should Attend

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

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What You Will Learn

  • Thin-walled pressure vessels
  • Elastic torsion of straight cylindrical shafts
  • Inelastic torsion and statically indeterminate torsion members

How You Will Benefit

  • Gain an understanding of the fundamentals of thin-walled pressure vessel analysis.
  • Analyze and design cylindrical and spherical thin-walled pressure vessels, as well as elastic torsion of straight cylindrical shafts.
  • Learn the fundamentals of torsion for engineering structural members.
  • Review inelastic torsion and statically indeterminate torsion members.
  • Understand stresses on inclined planes for pure shear due to torsion.
  • Discover statically indeterminate torsion problems.
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