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AENG 502 : Strength and Fatigue of Materials

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Strength and Fatigue of Materials
Analysis of stress and deformation in rods, beams, plates, shells and solids using the elementary theories of elasticity and plasticity. Theories of strength, impact, fatigue and creep. Computer methods and applications.

This course is designed to expose the student to applications of solid mechanics beyond those covered in a beginningundergraduate course on that subject. Of special concern are strength and fatigue considerations in design. This courseprovides a foundation for other graduate structures courses.

At the end of the course, students will be able to:1. Draw Free-Body-Diagram, shear and bending-moment diagrams for a Beam propeperly.2. Understand the concepts of stress and strain and elastic stress-strain relationship.3. Analyze deformation of members subject to axial, torsional, bending, transverse and combined loads.4. Understand theory of elasticity and its application.5. Knowledge of stress transformations 2-D and 3-D.6. Torsion of non-circular prismatic bars.7. Understand different failure criteria.8. Learn the concept of Energy Methods and Rayleigh-Ritz Method and their applications.9. Understand the fundamental analysis of fracture mechanics.10. Understand the Palmgren-Minor Law for fatigue-life determination of materials.11. Understand column and beam-column buckling and application of Rayleigh-Ritz to buckling problems.12. Understand the concept and meaning of creep and plasticity.

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
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