NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog 
    Feb 21, 2019  
NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog
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ES 2410 - Mechanics of Materials

This course introduces the study of mechanics of materials.  Students determine the stresses, strains, and displacements in structures and their components due to the loads or constraints acting on them.  In addition, students investigate structural integrity by examining various failure mechanisms due to material properties or stability limitations.  To help analyze structures, students are introduced to shear and bending moment diagrams, application of singularity functions, work-energy methods, and Mohr’s Circle.

Credits: 3

Instructional Method Lecture

ES 2110 Statics and MATH 2205-Calculus II with C or better, or instructor consent

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of ES 2410 Mechanics of Materials, students should be able to perform the following tasks involving analysis of load-bearing structural members:

  1. Understand the definitions of stress (normal, shear, and bearing) and strain (normal and shear);
  2. Determine the following material properties from a stress-strain curve: modulus of elasticity, elastic limit, yield stress, ultimate stress, rupture stress, elastic and plastic strain;
  3. Calculate stresses and deformations in members under axial loading, including statically indeterminate and composite members;
  4. Determine shear stress and deformation in shafts under torsional loading, including statically indeterminate and composite shafts;
  5. Determine stresses and deformations in members subjected to temperature change, including statically indeterminate and composite members;
  6. Calculate normal stress due to bending moment;
  7. Write equations for shear and moment for prismatic members under transverse loads using free body diagrams;
  8. Write equations for shear and moment using singularity functions;
  9. Construct shear and moment diagrams for beams under transverse loading;
  10. Calculate shear stress in beams under transverse loading;
  11. Calculate normal and shear stresses at a point due to combined loading (axial, moment, shear, and torsion);
  12. Analyze variations in normal and shear stress at a point using analytical equations and by Mohr’s circle (plane stress transformation);
  13. Understand and be able to define various failure criteria for common engineering materials;
  14. Compute the slope and deflection of an elastic beam;
  15. Apply Euler’s formula to predict buckling load of columns with typical end conditions;
  16. Understand the basic concept of work and energy and perform simple calculations using energy methods.

Program Outcomes
Upon completion of ES 2410 Mechanics of Materials, the student will:

Engineering AS

PO#1 Incorporate technology appropriately in addressing engineering applications.

PO#2 Design an experimental method to solve a real world problem with adjustments based on results.

PO#3 Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering that includes differential equations, calculus-based physics, and chemistry.

PO#4 Apply relevant techniques, skills, and engineering tools to solve problems.

PO#5 Rationalize the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

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