University Of Limerick

Mechanics of Solids 2


Iowa State Course Substitution

Mechanics of Materials

E M 324

Course Info

International Credits: 6.0
Converted Credits: 3.5
Country: Ireland
Language: English
Course Description:
To understand and analyse and measure the state of strain at a point in a 2D strain field. To analyse stresses and deformation in circular plates under symmetrical loading. To be able to determine yielding under multiaxial loading. To be able to predict the maximum deflection of a beam subjected to simple and complex loading in a plane. To predict the buckling load and maximum stress in a strut. To understand the factors influencing fatigue life and be able to predict the life of simple engineering components. To understand the basics of LEFM. To analyse the stresses in beams of unsymmetrical section.


Evaluation Date:
April 25, 2019
Jennifer Johannsen
Appears to lack discussion of pressure vessels, but that's ok. Although it is not mentioned explicitly, it is likely that principal stress calculations is included because failure theories listed require determination of principal stresses. V&M diagrams not included but if student has had EM274 that should be sufficient. Discussion of fatigue is excellent! No discussion of shear flow, but that's ok.