Mechanics of Materials

Visualization of stresses around a circular hole.

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


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Fall 1999



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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.

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David Roylance. 3.11 Mechanics of Materials. Fall 1999. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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