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BC3 Academic Catalog: 2015-2016 
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MECH 208 - Strength of Materials

3 credits (3 lecture)
This course continues the process of engineering analysis as developed in Mechanics 1, shifting from the external reactions to the resulting internal stresses and strains in an object. Topics include straight line tension and compression stress, shear stress and strain, properties of materials, torsional stress in circular sections, shear and moment diagrams, stresses in beams, design of beams, and deflection of beams. These subjects enable the student to design simple force carrying members. Problem solving is emphasized. Computer applications with beam analysis programs used in industry are taught and integrated into this course.  Spring semester only.
Prerequisite(s): MECH 202.