At Christian Brothers University, CE 210 (Mechanics of Materials) is a three-credit-hour sophomore-level engineering course that is required by most ABET-accredited engineering programs. It is the foundation course for most civil and mechanical engineering analysis and design topics. Thus, it is a key course for the success of engineers. Mechanics of Materials deals with topics such as average normal stress and strain, shear stress and strain, torsional shear stress, beam shear stress, flexural stress, combined stress, shear and moment diagrams, and column buckling. The prerequisite is CE 113 or CE 201 with grade of “C” or better and PHYS 150.
There are several assignment groups in this course that are intended to assess student learning outcomes. These include the following categories: Homework, Problem Sets, Projects, Quizzes, Mid-Term Exam, and Final Exam. The course syllabus gives a more detailed description of each of these assignment groups.
Attainment of Course Objectives are measured by the assessment mechanisms of: Homework, Quizzes, Projects, Problem Sets, the Mid-Term Exam, and the Final Exam. At the conclusion of this course, with at least 70% accuracy, the student will be able to:
A. Analyze axially-loaded members for average normal stress, strain and deformations
B. Determine materials properties from a stress-strain diagram.
C. Analyze torque-loaded members for shear stress and deformations
D. Draw shear force and bending moment diagrams
E. Analyze flexure members for normal stress and deformations
F. Analyze systems subject to combined loading
G. Analyze columns