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How Things Fail: Mechanics and Materials

IDEA 210
Spring 2024
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: CIS 210, PHYS 210
Course Cluster and Certificates: Integrated Design, Engineering & Applied Science Minor

This lab/lecture engineering course is a foundational cornerstone of structural analysis and mechanical design. It will provide students with a theoretical and practical understanding of static equilibrium force systems, material response to loading, and analysis of failure modes for each of the fundamental types of stress and strain (axial, flexural, and torsional). These skills are vital for students from a range of disciplines, including mechanical engineering and architecture. The final project will require the design, implementation, and performance testing of an optimized structural system model, such as a truss bridge, building, or other structure.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM IDEA
Course Format: StudioGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: IDEA170 AND (PHYS111 OR PHYS113)
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (IDEA-MN)(IDEA)(IDEA-MECHE)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on JUN-19-2024
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