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INS 218E - Strength of Materials II

Course Objectives

Understand Fundamental Principles: Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the fundamental principles governing the behavior of materials under load, including stress, strain, and deformation.
Analyze Structural Components: Develop the ability to analyze and calculate the stress and strain in various structural components, such as beams, columns, and frames, subjected to different types of loads.
Explore Material Properties: Investigate the mechanical properties of materials, including elasticity, plasticity, and ductility, and their influence on the response of materials to applied forces.
Predict Failure Mechanisms: Identify and predict failure mechanisms in materials and structures, including modes such as tension, compression, shear, and torsion.
Apply Design Principles: Apply the principles of material selection and design to create safe and efficient structural components, ensuring they meet specified performance criteria and codes.
Perform Stress Analysis: Perform stress analysis using mathematical and computational methods to assess the structural integrity of engineering systems.
Investigate Strain Energy and Deflection: Calculate strain energy and deflection in loaded components and use this information to assess the behavior of materials under various loading conditions.
Study Buckling and Stability: Explore the concepts of buckling and stability, and analyze how these phenomena affect the design and safety of structures.
Foster Problem-Solving Skills: Enhance problem-solving skills by working on practical engineering problems related to materials and structures.
Promote Safety and Ethics: Emphasize the importance of safety, ethics, and responsible engineering practices in the design and analysis of structures and materials.

Course Description

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles and applications of Strength of Materials in the field of engineering. Strength of Materials, also known as Mechanics of Materials, is a fundamental branch of engineering mechanics that deals with the behavior of materials when subjected to various types of loads and stresses.
Throughout the course, students will delve into the mechanical properties of materials, including stress, strain, and deformation, and learn how to analyze and predict the response of materials and structures to external forces. The course covers topics such as stress analysis, strain energy, material properties, and failure mechanisms in detail.
Students will also explore the practical application of Strength of Materials principles in engineering design and analysis ensuring that structural components and systems meet safety standards and performance requirements. Advanced topics, including buckling, stress concentration will be covered to address real-world engineering challenges.

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Pınar Özdemir Çağlayan
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