MET 251 Appl Strength/Materials (4 credits)
Provides a ready vehicle for a highly design-oriented approach to the basic concepts of mechanics of materials. Throughout the course emphasis is placed on the best practical applications of the theory. Students need not have studied a course in statics because statics is introduced directly into the course. The content of the course consists of: co-planar concurrent force systems, co-planar non-concurrent force systems, stresses in trusses and bridges, deformation and thermal stresses, direct shear, torsion shearing forces and bending moments in beams, centroids and moments of inertia, stress due to bending and vertical shearing force, combined stresses, deflection of beams, columns, pressure vessels, riveted connections and welding joints. Three class hours lecture, two class hours recitation, four class hours laboratory per week. Prerequisite: MAT 143 or Permission of Instructor.