|(3 cr.) To prepare students for further engineering
studies, this course provides a foundation in the
principles of statics and mechanics of materials
while introducing the engineering design process.
Equilibrium principles are used to analyze forces
on statically determinate rigid bodies and
structures. Concepts of stress, strain and
material properties are introduced and are used to
relate external forces applied to a body to the
resulting internal forces and deformations.
Students examine the behavior of deformable bodies
under axial, flexural and torsional loading.
Practical applications involving the design and
adequacy of mechanical and structural elements
under various loading conditions are emphasized.
Every Year, Spring|