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Vm 211: Introduction to Solid Mechanics


Course description: Statics: Moment and force resultants, equilibrium. Mechanics of deformable bodies: stress/strain, classification of material behavior, generalized Hooke’s law. Engineering applications: axial loads, torsion of circular rods and tubes bending and shear stresses in beams, deflection of beams, combined stresses, stress and strain transformation. 
Credit hours: 4 credits.
Pre-requisites:Vp 140 or Vp 160 and Vv 156  or Vv 186

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