2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGR& 225 Mechanics of Materials (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled General Transfer Elective
Formerly ENGR 240 - CCN

Prerequisite ENGR& 214  and PHYS& 221  with at least a 1.5 grade in each of these classes

Course Description
Introduction to the principles of Mechanics of Materials. Analysis of stress, strain, and deformation in solid materials. Development of the relationships between load, stress, and deformation in columns, shafts, and beams. Analysis and design of members under tension, compression, shear, torsion, and bending.

Student Outcomes
Equilibrium Analysis (A)
1. Draw complete free-body diagrams for two and three dimensional structures
2. Use equilibrium methods to analyze two and three dimensional structures
3. Find internal forces and moments in structural members

Axial and Shear Stress Analysis (B,C,D,E)
4. Determine simple axial and direct shear stress in members
5. Determine axial and shear strain in members
6. Select appropriate material properties for analysis
7. Determine the deformation of axially loaded members
8. Calculate support reactions for statically indeterminate members.
9. Calculate thermal stress and determine concentration factors in members

Torsional Stress Analysis (F)
10. Determine torsional stress and angle of twist in round shafts

Bending Analysis (G,H,I)
11. Develop load, shear, bending moment diagrams using equilibrium analysis, and graphical methods
12. Calculate bending stress using the flexure formula
13. Design simple beams for strength, stiffness, and stability

Transverse Shear Analysis (J,K)
14. Calculate transverse shear and shear flow in beams
15. Calculate stress-strain transformations for principal stresses and strains using Mohr’s circle

General Outcomes
16. Use computer software for analysis
17. Formulate reasonable and productive methods to solve problems
18. Work as a productive member of a group
19. Participate actively and responsibly in all course activities

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