Mechanics of deformable solids - Winter term

ME 219 course

Mechanics of deformable solids involves the study of the behavior of solid bodies under various types of loadings, including axial, torsion, and bending, and the analysis of bars subjected to combined loadings, resulting in complex stress states.

by Sara Zeinali, Ayda, and Narges 

Mechanics of Deformable Bodies is an introduction to the study of how solid objects respond to forces and loads.The course covers a range of topics, including equilibrium equations, truss analysis, stress and strain analysis, axial loading, torsional loading and bending stresses. The course is designed to give students the methods to predict how engineering structures will react to different loading conditions and assess their susceptibility to various failure mechanisms.

We’ll cover the fundamentals of statics—studying forces and their impact on objects. We study about moments. We’ll analyze not only simple structures but also trusses, exploring methods to calculate internal forces. Additionally, we’ll delve into stress, its types, and the significance of rivet and bolted connections in structural stability. And different failure modes happen to this joint.

Delves into strain, the deformation of a material under load. We’ll explore normal strain, shear strain, and strain tensors. Additionally, we’ll learn how to measure strain using experimental methods.

Focuses on the mechanical properties of materials—strength, stiffness, and toughness. Topics include the tensile test, stress-strain curves, and failure modes. We’ll also explore designing structures to withstand loads by considering material properties. FYI, your midterm exam might be up to here but make sure you ask your instructor.  

We’ll tackle axial loading—a force applied in the axial direction of a member. Topics include stress and strain in axially loaded members, as well as designing for strength.

Introduces torsion—a type of loading applying torque to a member. We’ll cover stress and strain in torsion, along with the design of shafts for torsion.

We’ll explore bending stresses caused by moments. Topics include shear force and bending moment diagrams, as well as designing beams for bending.

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