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Course Descriptions

All courses in the engineering mechanics area are the responsibility of the Civil and Mechanical Engineering Departments.

EM 403 - Advanced Mechanics of Materials

  • Credit Hours: 4R-0L-4C
  • Term Available: See Department
  • Graduate Studies Eligible: No
  • Prerequisites: ME 480 and MA 221
  • Corequisites: None

Establishes the tensor formulation of Generalized Hooke’s Law for 3D linear elastic materials. Explores the physical meaning of von Mises failure theory through specialized stress measures (such as hydrostatic stress, octahedral stress, and distortional stress). Explores the use of strain gauges to estimate component stress states. Uses the equations of compatibility to set up the classical formulation of elasticity problems. Establishes mathematical solutions to the plane stress and plane strain problems to derive stress concentration factors.

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