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4 credits
Available Winter, even years
Lecture Only

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Prerequisites

ME 316 or equivalent, and graduate standing in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, or material science or instructor approval

Contact
John Parmigiani
541.737.7023
303F Dearborn Hall

Course Description

A general introduction to the theory of elasticity.  The solution of 2-D problems using the Airy stress function in rectangular and polar coordinates.  The solution of 3-D problems using the Galerkin vector, the Papkovich-Neuber solution, and complex variable methods. Applications to asymptotic fields at discontinuities, contact and crack problems, and thermoelasticity.

Topics

  • Calculation of stress and strain fields for general 2-D loading cases
  • Calculation of stress concentration factors
  • Introduction to contact mechanics
  • Analysis of thermo-elastic problems
  • Calculation of stress intensity factors for mode I and mode II
  • Introduction to 3-D stress analysis

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Apply the Airy stress function approach to calculate the stress and displacement fields in problems posed in rectangular coordinates
  2. Apply the Airy stress function approach to calculate the stress and displacement fields in problems posed in polar coordinates
  3. Apply the Airy stress function approach to calculate stress fields in thermoelasticity problems
  4. Apply the Galerkin vector and Papkovich-Neuber solutions to calculate the stress fields in 3-D problems
  5. Apply the complex variable method to calculate stress fields