MAE 223 / CEE 323
Modern Solid Mechanics
Fundamental principles of solid mechanics: equilibrium equations, reactions, internal forces, stress, strain, Hooke's law, torsion, beam bending and deflection, and analysis of stress and deformation in simple structures. Integrates aspects of solid mechanics that have applications to mechanical and aerospace structures (engines and wings), as well as to microelectronic and biomedical devices (thin films and artificial hearts). Topics include stress concentration, fracture, plasticity, and thermal expansion. The course synthesizes descriptive observations, mathematical theories, and engineering consequences.
Sample reading list:
R.C. Hibbeler, Mechanics of Materials, 6th Edition, Prentice Hall
J.P. Den Hartog, Mechanics (Dover)
Weekly homework assignments, accounts for 30% of the final grade. Weekly quizzes, accounts for 5% of the final grade.
Mid Term Exam - 25%
Final Exam - 40%
Quizzes - 5%
Problem set(s) - 30%
Not Open to Freshmen.
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
MAT 104 and PHY 103.
This is an important course for anyone interested in structures. For MAE students this course may be used as a technical elective.
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