Mechanics of Solids II

Course #ME3611

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


Differential equation for beam deflection; non-symmetric bending; shear center; curved beams; torsion on thin-walled open or closed non-circular cross-sections; beams on elastic foundation; axially symmetric solids; introduction to theory of elasticity; thermal stresses; energy methods; and elastic instability.

Included in degrees & certificates

  • 118
  • 122
  • 608
  • 613


  • ME2601

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Analyze asymmetric bending problems.
  • Determine the shear center for decoupling of bending and torsion.
  • Analyze the bending stress in curved beams.
  • Analyze the deformation and stresses for beams on elastic foundation.
  • Analyze stresses in non-circular open or closed thin-walled cross-section subject to torsion.
  • Apply energy methods for statically determinate as well as indeterminate structures.
  • Analyze the buckling load.
  • Simplify a complex problem into a simpler one.



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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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