Mar 27, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

ME 256 - 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.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course and lab, the student will be able to

  • solve and analyze tensile, and compressive forces, stresses and strains;
  • solve and analyze the shear stress and twisting angles due to torsion;
  • solve and analyze the stresses generated in the part due to bending load;
  • solve, analyze, draw and present shear and moment diagrams of the beams;
  • recognize, select and apply different engineering materials for different applications;
  • create safe yet economical designs using common materials under various conditions;
  • perform standard material tests;
  • solve problems manually and with the use of PC/software; and
  • create valuable technical reports using charts and graphs, which would analyze the relationship between different factors and would come up with an explanation, justification and demonstration of the related theory.

Prerequisites: MT 121/MT 125, ME 114 or permission of instructor