Nov 29, 2023
ME 258 - Mechanics of Materials
Credit Hours: 3
This course covers stress and strain calculations to understand the behavior of material under different types of loading. Topics include fundamental stress-strain relationships, tensile, shear, torsion, bending/flexure, deflections, elongations, deformations, thermal stresses and thin wall cylinders.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- calculate tensile, and compressive forces, stresses and strains;
- calculate the shear stress and twisting angles due to torsion;
- calculate the stresses generated in the part due to bending load;
- calculate and draw shear and moment diagrams of the beams;
- make safe yet economical design and calculations involving common materials under various conditions;
- solve problems manually and with the use of PC/software;
- perform standard material tests; and
- write technical reports.
Prerequisites: MT 121 or MT 125, ME 114 or permission of the instructor.
Concurrent Registration: ME 259 or permission of the instructor.