1.050 Solid Mechanics
Basic principles of mechanics to describe the behavior of materials, structures and fluids. Dimensional analysis, conservation of momentum, static equilibrium, stress and stress states, hydrostatics, moments and forces. Material and structural strength criteria. Deformation and strain. Conservation of energy in solid mechanics, elasticity and elasticity bounds. Energy dissipation, plasticity and fracture. Open-ended geotechnical and structural engineering studio exercises and experiments with natural and man-made physical systems.
1.050 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by F. J. Ulm.
Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in 1-371.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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