This course, the third in the engineering mechanics series, focuses on axial strength of materials, presenting simplified methods and intuitive approaches to solve problems related to stress and strain in a member, axial loads, shear stresses, design stresses, temperature deformation, thermal stresses, and cross-sectional properties of structural members, assuming a background in Statics is required.
What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures Part A – Statics Fundamentals
What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures Part B – Statics Applications
What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures Part D – Bending Strength of Materials
Written in the same reader-friendly as its precedent courses, the continuing education course “What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures Part C — Axial Strength of Materials” focuses on delivering students simplified calculation methodologies and allows students to learn new method models to solve more complex problems in the field of engineering mechanics. With 18 solved example questions, students will have the resources to grasp each of the key concepts covered in the course.
This Course Covers the Following Modules:
- Understanding stress and strain in a member, including their connection and key material properties like Hooke’s Law and modulus of elasticity.
- Grasping axial loads in tension and compression, encompassing deformation details.
- Exploring shear stresses, including concepts like shear modulus of elasticity, single and double shear, and punching shear.
- Diving into design stresses and the role of factors of safety.
- Addressing temperature-induced deformation and thermal stresses.
- Mastering cross-sectional properties of structural members, including techniques to determine the centroid of a cross-section.
To be successful in this continuing education course, you should have developed a strong proficiency in the contents covered in the first two courses of this course series. The contents aforementioned range from Statics terminology to confidently solving calculation-based problems involving externally applied loads on a body at rest (stationary body).
If you don’t feel confident in your current knowledge base with regards to statics and/or have not taken the two precedent courses for this course, please consider completing the following two courses: What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures Part A — Statics Fundamentals and What Every Engineer Should Know About Structures Part B — Statics Applications.
Author: Professor Patrick L. Glon, PE
Course Number: 261
Course Hours: 4 PDH