Mechanics of Materials
There are many building structures around you that you enjoy and use on a regular basis. Machines are used to build parts of these structures, as well as many tools and gadgets you also use regularly. We want these structures and machines to work efficiently, as well as safely.
Understanding the varying abilities of building structures and machines to withstand the forces of everyday use and of the environment is integral to ensuring their safe use. In this Mechanics of Materials course we will explore how forces are applied and act over structures (known as stress analysis), as well as the ability of those materials to withstand said forces (i.e. the mechanical properties of materials).
- Prismatic Bars and Axial Forces
- What is Stress?
- What is Normal Stress?
- How to Calculate Normal Stress
- Normal Stress Example 1 - Birdhouse
- Normal Stress Example 2 - Chair
- What's the difference between Pressure and Normal Stress? Extra tutorial
- What is Shear Stress?
- What is Bearing Stress?
- Notches and Stress Raisers
- What is Strain?
- Stress-Strain Graphs