MER 210 - Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics and Design
(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

Spring 2014