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ENGR 240 - Strength of Materials

Unit(s): 3.00

Prerequisite:ENGR 235, MATH 191
Transfers to:UC,CSU

This course is an introduction to the basics of strength of materials. Students examine how forces affect machine members and structural elements, calculate stress and strain, analyze connections, and evaluate beams and columns. Topics include loading; statically indeterminate structures; temperature and prestrain effects; shear force and bending moment; axial, shear, bearing and bending stresses; deflection of beams; and buckling of columns. Students use calculations applied to the above topics to determine if a certain design will succeed or fail.

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3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

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