This course applies the concepts of mechanical physics to practical engineering and environmental problems. Any structure, be it a building, a nuclear reactor, a dam, an embankment, or a natural hillside, must be able to withstand the stresses that are placed on it by its environment without failing in order to ensure people’s safety. You will learn how forces cause stress within solid materials and how to map the three-dimensional state of stress through a material. We will apply concepts of material science to predict how the stress state of a material causes it to deform and predict how, and at what load, a structure will fail.
Delivery Method: Hybrid in-person and remote, with faculty in-person
Course Level: 4000-level
M/Th 10:00AM - 11:50AM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years
Categories: All courses , Physics , Hybrid In-Person and Remote
Tags: Quantitative reasoning , Physics , Engineering