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 Course Title:   Mechanics of Materials

 Title Abbreviation:   MECHANICS OF MATERIALS

 Department:    ENGR&

 Course #:    225

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    140101

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Introduction to the concepts of stress, deformation, and strain in solid materials. Development of basic relationships between loads on structural and machine elements such as rods, shafts, and beams, and the stresses, deflections, and load-carrying capacity of these elements under tension, compression, torsion, bending and shear forces, or combinations thereof. Individual and group design projects. History of and cultural contributions to the mechanics of materials.


Prerequisite: ENGR& 214

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
U of W ENGR 220
WSU CE 215

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Satify transfer requirements to university engineering programs.
  2. Understand the realationship of stress and strain within a material
  3. Correlate load carrying capacity, tension, compression, torsion, and shear force.
  4. Exhibt competence in communication, teamwork, and the engineering process.
  5. Be familiar with the design process, working both as an individual and as part of a group.
  6. Understand the history of the Mechanics and the contributions various cultures have made to it.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.2 Correctly apply logical reasoning and mathematical principles to solve problems.

9. Scientific Literacy

Definition: Understanding scientific principles, and analyzing and applying scientific information in a variety of contexts.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
9.2 Demonstrate their understanding of the principles of scientific methods, analysis, and reasoning.
9.3 Analyze, apply, and communicate scientific concepts and principles in context (for example, in technological, personal, and/or professional situations).

Course Contents

  1. Stress, strain, axial, torsion, bending loads
  2. Shear and moment in beams, stresses in beams
  3. Beam deflection
  4. Restrained beams
  5. Continuous beams
  6. Combined stresses
  7. Reinforced beams
  8. Columns
  9. Mohr's Circle
  10. Integrated individual design projects
  11. Integrated group design projects
  12. History and contributions to mechanics