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Mechanics of Materials I: Fundamentals of Stress & Strain and Axial Loading

Georgia Institute of Technology via Coursera

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  • Subject Engineering
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  • Language English
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  • Duration 5 weeks long

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This course explores the topic of solid objects subjected to stress and strain. The methods taught in the course are used to predict the response of engineering structures to various types of loading, and to analyze the vulnerability of these structures to various failure modes. Axial loading with be the focus in this course.

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Syllabus

Welcome


Stress and Strain Fundamentals
In this section, we will study the fundamentals of stress and strain as applied to Mechanics of Materials.

Stress-Strain Diagrams, Material Properties, and Shear Stress and Strain
In this section, we will develop stress-strain diagrams, discuss material properties, and look more in depth at shear stress and strain.

Stresses on Inclined Planes
In this section, we will develop the stress transformation equations for inclined planes and introduce Mohr’s Circle for Plane Stress

Stress concentrations, Mohr’s Circle for Plane Strain, and measuring strains
In this section, we will learn about stress concentrations, and discuss plane strain, develop Mohr’s Circle for Plane Strain, and explore methods of measuring strain.

Generalized Hooke’s Laws, Factor of Safety, Non-linear behavior and Plasticity, Statically Indeterminate Structures, and Thermal Effects
In this section, we will conclude the course by discussing the topics of the generalize Hooke’s Laws for Isotropic materials, factors of safety, nonlinear behavior and plasticity, statically indeterminate structures, and thermal effects in mechanics of materials.

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Dr. Wayne Whiteman, PE

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James A
5.0 2 years ago
by James completed this course, spending 9 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
I took this course as a refresher course for the Mechanics I course I took in college, Statics of Rigid Bodies, which I mostly forgot but still lingered in my mind.

The course is divided into modules, each starting off with the objectives, or what the students expect to learn at the end of the session. Although objectives have been a mainstay of course curricula, they do not make more sense to a beginner student until he thoroughly understands the concept of the module. For example, the objective might say “To make use of the FBD in analyzing irregularly shaped bodies”. If a stude…
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I highly recommend the series of Mechanical Engineering courses offered by Dr. Whiteman. The courses are self contained if taken in order, and all the theorems given are developed in the class, no formulas are thrown at you, so you can understand where the formulas come from and how to apply them. There are well developed and relevant examples in the lessons, often taken from real life engineering problems. And Dr. Whiteman does an excellent job in presentation, often with live demonstrations so you can get a better feel of the explanations. The courses provide a solid introduction to mechanical engineering, and even if you have taken some ME, these are a good review. What is presented in the courses are sufficient to understand most engineering designs. I have used what I learned here to study further engineering structures, for example, I am interested in the construction of Renaissance cathedrals, and applied what I learned to better understanding how they were built.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Awesome teaching video. I had zero background in mechanics though quite good in maths. The lecture delivery in the video was engaging & illustrative. The whole course was paced with quizzes in between to make sure students follow & master the earlier before progressing further. Very effective learning outcome !
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Anonymous
5.0 8 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Very good teaching.

Really helpful in understanding the basic for MOM.

Assignments are based on the modules so it is important to learn them properly and give it your best shot.

Questions can be raised on daily basis if u haven't understood anything and the professor will himself solve it for you.

So yeah for all those mechanical engineers out there take this course .....It's really helpful
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Heman V
5.0 2 years ago
by Heman completed this course.
Dr. Wayne Whiteman who teaches this course, is an excellent teacher and I am extremely impressed by his clarity and proficiency of concepts of the course.Though I am from electronics engineering background,I got so hooked to his teaching of mechanical engineering concepts that I joined four of his courses and enjoyed them thoroughly.I take this opportunity to thank him .
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Anonymous
5.0 8 months ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
Dr Whiteman is an extraordinary teacher, with a deep knowledge of all his courses. I have taken Statics, Kinematics and Dynamics and now I am on this course.....all of them incredibly valuable.

It really gets you into the issues that he is teaching and makes you do more research to get more knowledge.
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Anonymous
4.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This is a fundamental and very important subject for a Mechanical engineer. This MOOC created an interest to learn the subject and solve numerical, which helped me in better understanding. You can see the affection and efforts of the Dr. Wayne Whiteman in delivering these lectures. Thank you very much!
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Dr. Whiteman is a very good teacher, he makes the complicated physics easy to understand and relate it with real life examples and equipment, which makes the class very interesting. Highly recommended as a fundamental introduction course for those who are interested in mechanical engineering!
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Akhil G
5.0 2 years ago
by Akhil completed this course.
It is an amazing course. Dr. Whiteman starts from the basics and the course is overall very easy to understand with enough solved numericals to help you do assignments. Would recommend one to go for this course along with a book for reference as mentioned by Dr. Whiteman. Best of luck!
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Anonymous
5.0 8 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
It's a good introductory course to start understanding the subject. Professor Wayne Whiteman is a very good instructor and even if you are not so good in English, like me (I'm Brazilian), you can follow the lessons without problems. I strongly recommend the course.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This is an excellent resource not just for students, also for profesionals that need to have a refresher from Engineering curriculum.

Prof. Whiteman has done a wonderful work with all his lectures and complimentary materials. I highly recommend this course!
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Riyaz S
4.0 2 years ago
by Riyaz completed this course.
This course is a very comprehensive coverage of basics in stress/ strain measurements with simple and lucid explanations. I have got a good idea of the basics of mechanics of materials even though i am not a mechanical background student
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Complete, simple to learn and very clear. Examples are relevant and insightful. Modules are long enough to guarantee comprehension but not so long as to become redundant or boring.

I would take another course with Dr. Whiteman in a heartbeat!
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Great course. Excellent lecturer. At first I thought I was poor at learning this subject of Mechanics & Materials, but concentrated and practiced well, did great and turned out to be a subject I enjoyed and my test marks proved that.
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Sergio A
5.0 8 months ago
Sergio completed this course.
This course presents the last concepts of the Resistance of Materials necessary for the adequate mechanical design. I recommend following it because it is the basis for the following courses of this design series. Very valuable.
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Luis P
5.0 2 years ago
by Luis completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
In the same line as other courses with Dr. Whiteman, this course is easily approachable, and as other students point out, it is ideal for both the college student and the engineering professional that requires a refresher course.

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Anonymous
4.0 8 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Really good lectures. Loved taking it. It was a good complement to my graduation, since I did not got it so well the first time. My only complaint is that the question on the forum are never (or it take to much time) answered.
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Rogelio R
5.0 2 years ago
Rogelio completed this course, spending 8 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
I really learned and enjoyed the course due to the fact that the style of teaching of Dr. Wayne is excelent, including the secuence of the topics and information provided during the course. I highly recommend this course.
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Susan A
5.0 2 years ago
by Susan completed this course.
I found this course very helpful. I only partially completed due to work commitments but fully intend to finish. It is exactly what I need to fill in some gaps in my knowledge and the teaching is clear and helpful
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Whiteman did an excellent job in teaching this course and in developing examples and quizzes that aided the learning process. As a Tech grad in class of 1962 the course was an overdue review! Highly recommended!
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