Prerequisite: Engineering Statics. Axial force, bending moment diagrams, axial stress and deformation; stress-strain diagrams; torsion; flexural stress; flexural shearing stress; compound stresses; indeterminate beams; columns. Fully online. 3 credit hours.
About the Instructor
Dr. Wieslaw Binienda is Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Akron. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Aerospace Engineering and is also a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He has been at the University of Akron since 1980. Click here to learn more about Dr. Binienda.
Mechanics of Solids covers a wide range of topics designed to prepare you for upper-level courses and the unique problems that engineers are required to solve. Here is a complete list of topics covered in the course:
- Course Introduction and review of Statics
- Internal Forces
- Strain and Hooke's Law
- Poisson's Ratio
- Shear Stress and Strain
- Axial Deformation
- Spring and Bar
- Statically Indeterminate Axially Loaded Bars
- Thermal Effect
- Strain Energy
- Torsion, Twist - Angle of Twist Relation
- Torsion Examples
- Pure Shear
- Transmission of Power
- Curvature of Beams
- Normal Sress in Beams
- Shear Stress in Beams
- Built Up Beams
- Composite Beams
- Transformed Section Method
- Double Symmetric Beam with Incline Loads
- General State of Stress
- Principal Stresses
- Mohr's Circle for Plane Stress
- Mohr's Circle: More Examples
- 3D Mohr's Circle
- Pressure Vessels
- Combined Loading
- Deflection of Beams
- Superposition & Moment Area
- Column Buckling
This fully online course follows the standard university calendar. The next course will start on August 29th, 2016 for the Fall '16 semester. It will last 15-weeks and finish in December.
Since this is an online course, it is necessary that you have access to a reliable computer with a high-speed Internet connection. If you are able to stream high-quality YouTube videos or Netflix in HD, you won't have any trouble with the materials in this course. You'll also need a microphone for the WebEx sessions, a printer and, a way to scan or photograph materials to upload to Springboard (the University's course management system). You'll find a full list of necessary technology below:
- Windows or Mac computer
- High-Speed Internet
- Camera, smartphone or, scanner
Ready to Go?
Ready to get started with Mechanics of Solids in the Zip to Engineeringprogram? Just follow the steps below to apply online as a guest student and get enrolled.
- Apply to UA as a Guest Student
- Be admitted to UA as a guest student
- Email our Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs to be enrolled in Mechanics of Solids
- Request permission from your current institution for transient student status*
* Students attending a different institution may need to request transient student status in order to ensure the credits transfer back to their home institution.
Still have a question?
Do you still have a question about the course or the program? Want to see if taking Mechanics of Solids online is a good fit for you? Use the link below to email our Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs.