Mechanics of Materials IV: Deflections, Buckling, Combined Loading and Failure Theories

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Mechanics of Materials IV: Deflections, Buckling, Combined Loading and Failure Theories

Course Description

This is the final course in the Mechanics of Materials series. Exploring the analysis and design of engineering structures, you will learn to consider factors of deflection, buckling, combined loading, and failure theories.

Course Content

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Requirements & Materials



  • A basic engineering mechanics of materials textbook to use as a reference and for completing additional practice problems

Session Details

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

  • Deflections
  • Statically indeterminate beam structures
  • Column buckling
  • Combined loading
  • Failure theories

How You Will Benefit

  • Apply techniques to solve statically indeterminate beam problems.
  • Calculate the deflections or deformations of engineering structures subjected to loads.
  • Analyze and design for column buckling.
  • Analyze and design engineering structures subjected to combined loading.
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