CENG 5324: Advanced Mechanics of Materials

Advanced topics in mechanics of materials, emphasizing analysis and design of load carrying members. Topics covered include: theories of failure, torsion of open and closed sections, unsymmetrical bending, curved beams, beams on elastic foundations, plane elasticity, and energy methods of analysis. The course will highlight approximations necessary to generate 'strength of materials' type solutions and address the impact of these approximations on the reliability and robustness of member design. Prerequisite: CENG 3306 or equivalent or department chair approval.