May 8th 2017

Mechanics of Materials I: Fundamentals of Stress & Strain and Axial Loading (Coursera)

This course explores the topic of solid objects subjected to stress and strain. The methods taught in the course are used to predict the response of engineering structures to various types of loading, and to analyze the vulnerability of these structures to various failure modes.

Axial loading with be the focus in this course.


Week 1: Welcome; Stress and Strain Fundamentals

Week 2: Stress-Strain Diagrams, Material Properties, and Shear Stress and Strain

Week 3: Stresses on Inclined Planes

Week 4: Stress concentrations, Mohr’s Circle for Plane Strain, and measuring strains

Week 5: Generalized Hooke’s Laws, Factor of Safety, Non-linear behavior and Plasticity, Statically Indeterminate Structures, and Thermal Effects