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Engineering Mechanics (E MCH)

E MCH 197 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

E MCH 210 Statics and Strength of Materials (5) Equilibrium of particles, rigid bodies, frames, trusses, beams, columns; stress and strain analysis of rods, beams, pressure vessels.
Effective: Fall 1983
Prerequisite: or concurrent:MATH 141  

E MCH 210H Statics and Strength of Materials, Honors (5) Equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies, frames, trusses, beams, columns; stress and strain analysis of rods, beams, pressure vessels.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: or concurrent:MATH 141  

E MCH 211 Statics (3) Equilibrium of coplanar force systems; analysis of frames and trusses; noncoplanar force systems; friction; centroids and moments of inertia.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: or concurrent:MATH 141  

E MCH 212 Dynamics (3) Motion of a particle; relative motion; kinetics of translation, rotation, and plane motion; work-energy; impulse-momentum.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 211 orE MCH 210;MATH 141  

E MCH 212H Dynamics (3) Motion of a particle; relative motion; kinetics of translation, rotation, and plane motion; work-energy; impulse-momentum.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 211, E MCH 210H orE MCH 210;MATH 141  

E MCH 213 Strength of Materials (3) Axial stress and strain; torsion; stresses in beams; elastic curves and deflection of beams; combined stress; columns.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 211  

E MCH 213D Strength of Materials with Design (3) Stress and deformation in members under axial, bending, and torsional loads, combined stress; columns. Design with a project.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 211, ED&G 100  

E MCH 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, that are supervised on an individual basis and that fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 1995
 

E MCH 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

E MCH 315 Mechanical Response of Engineering Materials (2) Mechanical response measures and design theories for engineering materials; elastic and plastic response as affected by stress, strain, time, temperature.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 213, E MCH 210H orE MCH 210  

E MCH 316 Experimental Determination of Mechanical Response of Materials (1) Experimental techniques for mechanical property measurement and structural testing.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: or concurrent:E MCH 315  

E MCH 397 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

E MCH 400 Advanced Strength of Materials and Design (3) Combined stresses; energy methods; special problems in bending and torsion; plates; thin-walled structures; buckling and stability; design projects.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 213, E MCH 210H orE MCH 210  

E MCH 402 Applied and Experimental Stress Analysis (3) Experimental design of structural and machine components; photoelasticity, electrical resistance strain gauge techniques, Moire techniques, interferometry, holography.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 213, E MCH 210H orE MCH 210  

E MCH 403 Strength Design in Materials and Structures (4) Determination, interpretation, significance, and application of mechanical properties such as plastic flow, fatigue strength, creep resistance, and dynamic properties.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 315, E MCH 316  

E MCH 407 Computer Methods in Engineering Design (3) Computer methods in mechanical design: solid modeling, graphics, surface smoothing/interpolation and underlying numerics: simultaneous equations, quadrature, eigen problems, discrete models.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CMPSC 201, CMPSC 202 orE SC 261M;E MCH 213, E MCH 210H orE MCH 210  

E MCH 409 Advanced Mechanics (3) Continuation of E MCH 012; Euler's equations for the rotation of a rigid body, gyroscopic motion, impulsive motion, Lagrangian mechanics.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 212 orE MCH 212H;MATH 230  

E MCH 416H Failure and Failure Analysis of Solids (3) Examination and analysis of the various modes of failure of solid materials.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 213, E MCH 210 orE MCH 210H  

E MCH 440 (MATSE 440) Nondestructive Evaluation of Flaws (3) Methods and limitations of nondestructive evaluation of mechanical flaws; optical, acoustical, electromagnetic, x-ray, radiography, thermography, and dye techniques.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 213, E MCH 210H orE MCH 210  

E MCH 446 Mechanics of Viscoelastic Materials (3) Nature of viscoelastic materials, constitutive relations, thermorheological materials, viscoelastic stress analysis, rubber elasticity, viscoelastic liquids, experimental techniques for material characterization.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 315, E MCH 316  

E MCH 461 (M E 461) Finite Elements in Engineering (3) Computer modeling and fundamental analysis of solid, fluid, and heat flow problems using existing computer codes.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: E MCH 213, E MCH 210H orE MCH 210;CMPSC 200, CMPSC 201 orCMPSC 202  

E MCH 470 (M E 470) Analysis and Design in Vibration Engineering (3) Application of Lagrange's equations to mechanical system modeling, multiple- degree-of-freedom systems, experimental and computer methods; some emphasis on design applications.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 212 orE MCH 212H;M E 370 orE SC 407H  

E MCH 471 Engineering Composite Materials (3) Properties, manufacture, forms of composites; micromechanics; orthotropic lamina properties; laminate analysis; theories; failure analysis; thermal, environmental effects.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 213, E MCH 210H orE MCH 210;E MCH 315, E SC 414M orMATSE 201  

E MCH 473 (AERSP 473) Composites Processing (3) An introduction to the principles of mechanics governing manufacturing, computer-aided design, and testing of composite materials and structures.
Effective: Summer 1988
Prerequisite: E MCH 471  

E MCH 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

E MCH 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

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