Mechanics of Materials II

The Study of Transverse Shear, Stress & Strain Transformation, Design & Deflection of Beams and Shafts and More

This course is a continuation of Mechanics of Materials and covers the second half of Hibbeler's Mechanics of Materials textbook. Topics covered, along with the section numbers in Hibbeler's book, are given below:

Chapter 7 - Transverse Shear

(3 hours 28 minutes of video, 8 examples, 11 homework problems,)

7.1 Shear in Straight Members

7.2 Shear Formula

7.3 Shear Flow in Built-Up Members

7.4 Shear Flow in Thin-Walled Members

Chapter 8 - Combined Loadings

(1 hour 31 minutes of video, 4 examples, 9 homework problems)

8.1 Thin-Walled Pressure Vessels

8.2 Stress Caused by Combined Loadings

Chapter 9 - Stress Transformation

(6 hours 34 minutes of video, 14 examples, 16 homework problems)

9.1 Plane-Stress Transformation

9.2 General Equations of Plane-Stress Transformations

9.3 Principal Stresses and Maximum In-Plane Shear Stress

9.4 Mohr's Circle - Plane Stress

9.5 Absolute Maximum Shear Stress

Chapter 10 - Strain Transformation

(4 hours 15 minutes of video, 8 examples, 9 homework problems)

10.1 Plane Strain

10.2 General Equations of Plane Strain Transformation

10.3 Mohr's Circle - Plane Strain

10.5 - Strain Rosettes

10.6 Material Property Relationships

Chapter 11 - Design of Beams and Shafts

(3 hours 3 minutes of video, 7 examples, 6 homework problems)

11.1 Basis for Beam Design

11.2 Prismatic Beam Design

11.3 Fully Stressed Beams

11.4 Shaft Design

Chapter 12 - Deflection of Beams and Shafts

(8 hours 15 minutes of video, 13 examples, 16 homework problems)

12.1 Elastic Curve

12.2 Slope and Displacement by Integration

12.3 Discontinuity Functions

12.4 Slope and Displacement by the Moment-Area Method

12.5 Method of Superposition

12.6 Statically Indeterminate Beams and Shafts

12.7 Statically Indeterminate Beams and Shafts - Method of Integration

12.8 Statically Indeterminate Beams and Shafts - Moment Area Method

12.9 Statically Indeterminate Beams and Shafts - Method of Superposition

Chapter 13 - Buckling of Columns

(3 hours 49 minutes of video, 11 examples, 13 homework problems)

13.1 Critical Load

13.2 Ideal Column with Pin Supports

13.3 Columns Having Various Types of Supports

13.4 Secant Formula

13.6 Design of Columns for Concentric Loading

13.7 Design of Columns for Eccentric Loading

Chapter 14 - Energy Methods

(7 hours 31 minutes of video, 17 examples, 20 homework problems)

14.1 External Work and Strain Energy

14.2 Elastic Strain Energy for Various Types of Loadings

14.3 Conservation of Energy

14.4 Impact Loading

14.5 Principle of Virtual Work

14.6 Method of Virtual Forces Applied to Trusses

14.7 Method of Virtual Forces Applied to Beams

14.8 Castiglianos Theorem

14.9 Castiglianos Theorem Applied to Trusses

14.10 Castiglianos Theorem Applied to Beams


Here's what you get with Mechanics of Materials II

  • 38.5 hours of on-demand videos featuring easy-to-follow lectures and problem-solving tips
  • 82 fully worked examples in a range of difficulty levels
  • Downloadable outline of notes to help you follow along with me in the lectures
  • 100 homework problems for you to apply the knowledge learned. Solutions are included.
  • Equation sheet that covers all topics from Mechanics of Materials I and II
  • We'll follow the widely-used Hibbeler Mechanics of Materials book
  • Certificate of Completion once you finish the class
  • An experienced instructor with 20+ years of university teaching experience & 8 years of industry experience
  • Email access to the instructor if you need help with course content
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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 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. Come learn with me!

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 entering graduate school who need to prepare for graduate-level coursework
  • 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, Mechanics of Materials I, and Calculus. We will be using 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.

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Course Curriculum

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