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Primary Program
Mechanical Engineering
Course Format

This course provides an overview of the area of the mechanics of solids and materials, with the intent of providing the foundation for graduate students interested in research that involves these disciplines. The course is based on the principles of continuum mechanics, and covers the fundamental concepts of elasticity, plasticity, and fracture as applied to materials. One objective is to get graduate students to the point that they can understand significant fractions of research seminars and papers in this area. This mathematically rigorous course emphasizes the setup and solution of boundary value problems in mechanics, and attempts to integrate the primary behaviors with deformation and failure mechanisms in materials. This course does not require Mechanics of Solids and Structures: Theory and Applications I as a prerequisite. It is recommended that students taking this course have taken a prior course in Mechanics of Materials, preferably at the upper-level undergraduate level.

Course Offerings

There are no sections currently offered, however you can view a sample syllabus from a prior section of this course.