May 20, 2019
CI 185 - Strength of Materials
Credit Hours: 3
A study of the laws governing the distribution of internal stresses and their accompanying deformations. Topics include fundamental stress and strain relationships; shear and bending moment diagrams; beam design; deflection of simple beams; stresses due to eccentrically applied loads; column design and combined stresses.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- analyze simple and moment connections;
- determine shear and moment values on a beam;
- calculate bending and shear stress within a section and at points along a beam;
- calculate allowable loading for given beam;
- select economical beam size for a given load;
- compare tension stress and loads;
- comprehend basic column theory in terms of section configuration, unsupported length, end conditions, and material properties. Determine allowable loads of a given column and select a column size to support a given load;
- calculate combined axial and transverse stresses and eccentric loadings; and
- calculate deflections, and solve simple indeterminate structures.
Prerequisites: CI 130