CET-245 - Statics and Strength of Materials3 credits
An introduction to stress and force theories as they apply to the equilibrium of rigid bodies and particles. Principles of resultant forces, free body diagrams, tension and compression members, truss analysis, applied forces to beams and columns, frictional forces, and torsion are studied. Additional topics include stress and strain, mechanical properties of engineering materials, factors of safety, centroids, and moments of inertia. The weekly three-hour lab is devoted to in-depth problem analysis and solutions that expand classroom theories plus laboratory tests that demonstrate the practical applications of these theories.
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