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Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (EMET)

EMET 222 Mechanics for Technology (4) Strength of materials and dynamics, including axial, shear, torsion, and bending stresses, beam deflection, kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies.

EMET 222 Mechanics for Technology (4)

Mechanics for Technology is a required course for sophomore-level students in the Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (EMET) baccalaureate degree program. The purpose of this course is to give students the ability to calculate engineering stresses, strains, and deflections using the applied forces and reactions obtained from static equilibrium calculations. It also teaches students how to determine the displacement, velocity, and acceleration of some particle and rigid body motions.

EMET 222 contributes to the following two EMET Program Outcomes. The specific performance measures supporting the program outcomes are listed following each outcome.

Students should be able to apply concepts of calculus, differential equations, and probability and statistics to the design and analysis of electromechanical systems.

Students should be able to apply engineering mechanics, engineering materials, machine design, and fluid mechanics to the development, operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of electromechanical systems.
The specific course outcomes supporting the program outcome are presented below:

• Students will use the laws of beam diagrams to relate the load, shearing force, and bending moment diagrams to each other and to draw complete shear and bending moment diagrams for beams carrying a variety of loading patterns and with a variety of support conditions.
• Students will be able to apply the differential calculus relationships between displacement, velocity, and acceleration to calculate kinematic and kinetic quantities for rectilinear and curvilinear motion.

• Students will be able to calculate normal stresses, shear stresses, bearing stresses in axially loaded structural members.
• Students will be able to compute the maximum shear stress and angle of twist of members loaded in torsion.
• Students will be able to compute the stress at any point within the cross-section of a transversely loaded member and to describe the variation of stress with position in the beam.
• Students will be able to determine the required dimension of various key mechanical and structural components based upon the principles of static analysis of forces/moments and the determination of force induced tension/compression and shear stresses. The applicable material failure stresses will be used as a basis for determining the required safe dimensions.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: MCH T 111
Concurrent: MATH 083 or MATH 140

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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