Course Description

This course deals with the behavior of solid bodies subjected to loads. It is to enable the student understand the way in which solid bodies behave under action of forces, the deflections that result and the stresses and strains set up in these bodies. It is to help the student in the design of mechanical components such as beams, cylinders, shafts, struts.


The objectives of this course are to teach the student:

  • The basic theory of stress and strain
  • Solutions of direct and shear stresses on machine components
  • Analysis of simple beam stresses
  • Analysis of torsion of shafts
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MEC 1205: Mechanics of Materials I DOC PDF PS