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ENGS 33 - Solid Mechanics

Description

After a brief review of the concepts of rigid body statics, the field equations describing the static behavior of deformable elastic solids are developed. The stress and strain tensors are introduced and utilized in the development. Exact and approximate solutions of the field equations are used in the study of common loading cases, including tension/compression, bending, torsion, pressure, and combinations of these. In the laboratory phase of the course, various methods of experimental solid mechanics are introduced. Some of these methods are used in a project in which the deformation and stress in an actual load system are determined and compared with theoretical predictions. The course includes a series of computer exercises designed to enhance the student's understanding of the principles of solid mechanics.
Includes Lab
Design Credit

Prerequisites

MATH 13 and PHYS 13

Distribution Code

TLA

Offered

Term
Time
Location / Method
Instructor(s)
Term: Summer 2023
Time: E
Location:
Instructors:

Thayer Faculty


Term: Fall 2023
Time: D
Location:
Instructors:

Scott Snyder


Term: Winter 2023
Time: E
Location:
Instructors:

Yan Li


Term: Summer 2022
Time: E
Location:
Instructors:

Thayer Faculty


Term: Fall 2022
Time: D
Location:
Instructors:

Scott Snyder


Term: Winter 2021
Time: E
Location:

Remote with synchronous components

Instructors:

Yan Li


Term: Summer 2021
Time: E
Location:

B01 MacLean/

Remote lectures, but optional on-campus components

Instructors:

Yan Li


Term: Fall 2021
Time: 11
Location:

MacLean B01

Instructors:

Scott Snyder


Term: Winter 2022
Time: E
Location:
Instructors:

Yan Li