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ARCHIVED 2015-16 SA&S Crete Campus Catalog 
    
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EGR 325 - Mechanics of Materials (3)


This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of deformable bodies. It studies the behavior of structural members, both qualitatively and quantitatively, under different types of external loading and thermal conditions. A basic relationship between loads, stresses and deflections of engineering structures will be developed. Topics covered are: Concepts of stress, strain and deflection; Stress-strain relations for ductile and brittle materials; Yield stress; Elasticity and plasticity; Hooke’s law; Poisson’s effect; Factor of safety; Elongation of members under axial loading; stress on inclined planes; Displacement of members under torsion; Mohr’s circle for stresses and strains; Concept of buckling and stability. After completing this course, students will be able to perform calculations to predict properties such as stresses and deformations associated with both external and internal loads and describe and use the experimental procedures of structural mechanics.

Prerequisite: PHY 202  (or PHY 108 ) and EGR 318  (or PHY 318 ). 
Offered spring even terms.