Southern Polytechnic State University

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013

ENGR 2500 Solid Mechanics & Materials

Prerequisites: CHEM 1211, 1211L, ENGR 2214


This course is made of two distinct parts. The first part of the course is a study of stress and strain of deformable bodies in tension, compression, bending, and torsion. Topics covered include: axial stress and strain; thermal stress and strain; statically indeterminate systems; torsional stress and strain; bending stresses in beams; beam deflections; combined stresses; and finite element analysis methods. The second part of the course is a study of metals and alloys, ceramics, polymers, and composites as related to design. Areas include corrosion, atomic structure, mechanical properties, fatigue, and the effects of alloying, hot- and cold-working and heat treating. The lab work includes tensile testing, heat treating, impact testing, hardness testing, and corrosion.

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