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Mechanical Engineering (M E)

M E 349 Intermediate Mechanics of Materials (3) Intermediate topics in mechanics of materials with computer applications.

M E 349 Intermediate Mechanics of Materials (3)

This course introduces students to intermediate and applied topics in mechanical behavior of materials with an emphasis on design and computation. This course will give students the tools to do practical analysis and the foundation needed to prepare them for other mechanical engineering courses in design and other elective courses. Subjects covered include stress analysis, deformation & deflection, material failure and finite element analysis. Stress analysis includes the study of stress concentrations, stress transformations and principal stresses. Stress-based static failure theories for brittle and ductile materials are investigated. Two-way bending of beams is covered as well as torsional deformation of non-circular cross sections. Buckling and pressure vessels are introduced as separate topics while the finite element analysis is introduced as a computational tool to study stress and deformation. Throughout the course students will use a commercial finite element program to verify and visualize results from analysis of the various topics. During the course, students are introduced to the basic theory of the finite element method.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: E MCH 213, EDSGN 100S Prerequisite or concurrent:CMPSC 200, MATH 220

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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