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3.11 Mechanics of Materials, Fall 1999

Visualization of stresses around a circular hole.
Visualization of stresses around a circular hole, from the related resources section. (Image by David Roylance.)

Highlights of this Course

This course takes a unique approach to the subject by presenting the core concepts in stand-alone learning modules. The topics are also supplemented by a number of detailed slides and other related resources.

Course Description

Overview of mechanical properties of ceramics, metals, and polymers, emphasizing the role of processing and microstructure in controlling these properties. Basic topics in mechanics of materials including: continuum stress and strain, truss forces, torsion of a circular shaft and beam bending. Design of engineering structures from a materials point of view.

Technical Requirements

The .exe files found on this course site are executable programs. Please refer to the course materials for any specific instructions or recommendations.



Prof. David Roylance

Course Meeting Times

Three sessions / week
1 hour / session

One session / week
1 hour / session



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