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Engineering Technology (ET)

ET 322 Strength of Materials (3) Axial, torsional, bending, and combined stress analysis; deformation and deflection analysis of cables, shafts, and beams; column design and analysis.

ET 322 Strength of Materials (3)

Strength of materials deals with the relationship among the external forces acting on a body, the resulting stresses (intensity of internal forces) and the deformation (change of size or shape). The determination of proper sizes and material of construction of mechanical components and structural members to satisfy strength and deformation requirements are important topics of strength of materials. The students will be introduced to the concept of stress – normal, shear and bearing stress, and relate strain to stress using material properties. The students will develop an understanding of design parameters such as design stresses, factors of safety for axial loads, transverse loads and torsional loads, to design components such as beams and circular shafts satisfying strength and deformation requirements. The students will also learn to calculate moments of inertia, centroids and apply parallel axis theorem for moment of inertia. The students will be introduced to the concept of combined stresses and their analysis using graphical and analytical methods. Finally, the concept of buckling in columns will be introduced.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: ET 300, E MCH 211 orMCH T 111

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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