Introduction to Mechanics of Materials

Course Outline

Mechanics of materials deals with the behavior of solid objects subject to stresses and strains. This course introduces students to the basics of strength of materials. Topics include: loading; axial, shear, bearing and bending stresses; shear force and bending moment; torsion; deflection of beams; temperature effects; statically indeterminate structures; and buckling of columns.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the student will: