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Strength of Materials
Course: CON223

First Term: 2018 Fall
Lecture   3.0 Credit(s)   3.0 Period(s)   3.0 Load  
Course Type: Occupational
Load Formula: S - Standard Load

Description: Strength and application of materials of construction, including mechanics of beams, shafts, and bolted and welded connections under various loading conditions. Construction behavior of various materials externally and internally.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Use vectors, scalars, and graphic solutions in force analysis. (I)
2. Analyze systems in terms of tension, compression, and shear. (II)
3. Compute the stress and strain of materials. (III)
4. Use working stresses and factors of safety in design. (III)
5. Select fastenings, including riveted, bolted, or welded. (IV)
6. Develop complete beam analysis. (V)
7. Complete torsional analysis on simple structures. (VI)
8. Develop force analysis on simple structures. (VII)
9. Determine the combined stresses in beams and shafts. (VIII)
10. Design columns using slenderness ratios, radii of gyration, and different conditions of fixity. (IX)
11. Identify and describe types of main connectors and their standard requirements. (X)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Force systems
   A. Vectors and scalars
   B. External and internal forces
   C. Resultant of collinear forces
   D. Action and reaction
   E. Tension and compression and two-force members
   F. Transmissibility of a force
II. Simple stress
   A. Tension
   B. Compression
   C. Shear
III. Properties of materials
   A. Stress and strain
   B. Modulus of elasticity
   C. Working stress and factor of safety
IV. Riveted, bolted, and welded joints
   A. Stresses in riveted and bolted joints
   B. Types of failure
   C. Terminology and codes
   D. Welded joints
V. Beams
   A. Moments
   B. Shear and moment diagrams
   C. Beam design
      1. Bending moments
      2. Stress due to bending
      3. Section modulus
      4. Deflection
VI. Torsion
   A. Torsional shearing stress
   B. Power transmission
   C. Shafts, couplings, and keys
VII. Resultant of force systems
   A. Resultant of force systems
   B. Analysis of simple structures
   C. Components of a force
   D. Resultant of concurrent forces by summation
   E. Equilibrium of concurrent forces
VIII. Combined stresses
   A. Combined axial and bending stresses
   B. Combined bending and torsion
IX. Columns
   A. Slenderness ration
   B. Radius of gyration
   C. End conditions
X. Main connectors and their standard requirements
   A. Bolted connections
   B. Welded connections
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: May 1, 2018

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