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Spring 2019 Catalog 
Spring 2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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.

Course Outcomes
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
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