ME 7210: Elasticity and Plasticity
Fall 2012, Course Registration Number (CRN) 11720 (in-class section),
14583 (Video-Streaming section)
Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Instructor: Professor George G. Adams,
203 Snell Engineering Center
Conference Hours: Monday 10-11, Wednesday 2-3, Thursday 10-11.
Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite: Mathematical Methods for Mechanical Engineers 1 or 2 (ME 6200 or ME 6201) is
suggested, but not necessary.
Meetings: The class meets from 11:45 am - 1:25 pm on Tuesday, and 2:50 - 4:30 pm on Thursdays in 309 KA.
The first class will be on Thursday, September 6.
Catalog Course Description:
This course covers stress and strain analysis in continuous media. Topics include:
analysis of Cartesian tensors using indicial notation, stress and strain concepts, point
stress and strain, relation to tensor concepts, equations of
equilibrium and compatibility, constitutive laws for elastic, general, axisymmetric, plane
stress and plane strain formulations and solutions, the relation of elasticity to
structural mechanics theories, physical basis of plastic/inelastic deformation of solids,
constitutive descriptions of plasticity including yielding, hardening rules,
Prandtl-Reuss constitutive laws, and viscoplasticity.
Goals and Objectives:
To thoroughly understand the concepts of stress, strain, and stress-strain
relationships using indicial notation. To become familiar with problem formulations
and solutions in elasticity, plasticity, and viscoelasticity. To prepare for future
study in elasticity, continuum mechanics, plasticity, and viscoelasticity.
I.H. Shames and F.A. Cozzarelli, "Elastic and Inelastic Stress Analysis,"
Taylor and Francis Group, Philadelphia, PA 1997. This book is the same as the 1992
version published by Prentice-Hall.
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