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Information
3 Credits
Available Fall & Winter terms

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Prerequisites
ENGR 213 or 213H;
MTH 256 or 256H
Contact
Brian Bay
541.737.7024
418 Rogers Hall

Course Description

Determination of stresses, deflections, and stability of deformable bodies with an introduction to finite element analysis.

Topics

  • Statically indeterminate problems in axially loaded bars
  • Normal and shear stress in symmetrically loaded beams
  • Normal and shear stress in unsymmetrically loaded beams
  • Deflections in beams and statically indeterminate beam problems
  • Structural analysis using energy methods
  • Introduction to matrix structural analysis
  • Stability of columns and allowable loads

Learning Outcomes

The student, upon successful completion of this course, will be able to:

  1. Use the principles of equilibrium of forces and moments, constitutive laws, and compatibility of deformation to calculate stress and deformation in bar structures under axial load and torsion.
  2. Use the principles of equilibrium of forces and moments to calculate stress in bar structures under bending.
  3. Use the principles of equilibrium of forces and moments, constitutive laws, and compatibility of deformation to calculate deformation in bar structures under bending.
  4. Use virtual work principles (unit load method) to calculate deflections in bar structures under axial load, torsion, and bending.