Mechanics of Materials
The Study of Stress, Strain, Torsion & Bending
What is Mechanics of Materials?
Mechanics of Materials is the class that follows Statics. It uses many of the concepts learned in Statics like equilibrium, moments, method of sections, and free body diagrams. The difference between the two courses is that in Statics you study the external loadings. In Mechanics of Materials, we'll study how external loadings affect bodies internally.
We'll look at things like shear stress and strain, how temperature causes deformation, torsion (twisting), bending and more. Gone are the days of rigid bodies that don't change shape. Now things will be getting longer / shorter, twisting, bending and changing shape with temperature changes.
This is a fundamental engineering course that is a must have for any engineering student!
Topics We'll Cover In This Course
- Normal stress
- Shear stress
- Normal strain
- Shear strain
- Stress-strain diagrams
- Hooke's law
- Strain energy
- Axial Loads
- Elastic deformation
- Compatibility conditions
- Thermal stress
- Stress concentrations
- Torsion & torsion formulas
- Angle of twist
- Shear and moment diagrams
- Bending deformation
- Flexure formulas
- Unsymmetric bending
Here's What You Get With Mechanics of Materials Online
- 20.5 hours of on-demand videos featuring easy to follow lectures and problem solving tips
- 46 fully-worked examples in a range of difficulty levels
- Downloadable outline of notes to help you follow along with me in the lectures
- Downloadable equation sheet that contains all the important equations covered in class
- 61 homework problems for you to apply the knowledge learned. Solutions are included.
- We'll follow the widely-used Hibbeler Mechanics of Materials book
- Certificate of Completion once you finish the class
- An experienced instructor with 17+ years of university teaching experience & 8 years of industry experience
- Email access to the instructor if you need help on course content
Preview1.1 Introduction (11:16)
Preview1.2 Internal Resultant Loadings (11:10)
Preview1.3 Example 1 (29:52)
Preview1.4 Example 2 Part 1 (19:20)
Preview1.5 Example 2 Part 2 (25:25)
Previewhomework 1 solutions
Start1.6 Stress (17:42)
Start1.7 Normal Stress in Axially Loaded Bar (16:44)
Start1.8 Example 3 (7:44)
Start1.9 Example 4 (8:43)
Start1.10 Example 5 (9:20)
Start1.11 Shear Stress (25:01)
Start1.12 Example 6 (14:48)
Start1.13 Example 7 (19:02)
Starthomework 2 solutions
Start1.14 Allowable Stress (13:49)
Start1.15 Example 8 (7:12)
Start1.16 Example 9 (9:58)
Starthomework 3 solutions
Teaching is my passion. As a University professor I have taught 1000's of students and watched them transform from freshmen into successful engineers. Unlike many STEM professors, I believe in teaching complex material in simple, easy-to-understand terms. I teach my courses in a way I wish I had been taught...no complicated theories and half-worked examples.
In addition to University experience, I also worked as an engineer for 8 years in industry at a well-known defense company. This experience enables me to focus in on topics that are actually applicable in the real world, not just textbook problems.
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Who should enroll in this course?
- Engineering students wanting to get a head start on an upcoming Mechanics of Materials course
- Students currently taking Mechanics of Materials who need extra examples and explanations
- Students and professionals who are preparing to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam
What do I need to know before starting?
The typical prerequisites for this class are Statics and Calculus. We will be using a few derivatives and integrals so you should be familiar with those concepts. We will cover everything else you need.
Is there a recommended textbook?
I, along with most students I've taught, really like the Mechanics of Materials text by Hibbeler. If you don't already have a textbook this one would be a great resource, although it is not required for this course.
Why wait? There's no better time than now! Enroll today!
(Disclosure: The textbook link is an affiliate link. What does that mean? It means, at no cost to you, I will receive a small commission if you click through the link and purchase the book. This text is widely used and I have used it for years. Whether you buy it through this link or not I highly recommend this text.)