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Mechanics of Materials IV: Deflections, Buckling, Combined Loading & Failure Theories

Georgia Institute of Technology via Coursera

Overview

This course explores the analysis and design of engineering structures considering factors of deflection, buckling, combined loading, & failure theories

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Syllabus

Welcome

Deflections and Statically Indeterminate Beam Structures
-In this section, we will learn how calculate the deflections, or deformations, of engineering structures subjected to loads. We will then use those techniques is solving statically indeterminate beam problems

Column Buckling, Combined Loading, & Failure Theories
-In this section, we will learn how to analyze and design for column buckling. We will also learn how to analyze and design engineering structures subjected to combined loading. Finally, we will conclude with failure theories in mechanics of materials.

Taught by

Dr. Wayne Whiteman, PE

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  • Jack completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    I am a retired engineer who worked as a structural/mechanical engineer for 40 years and was curious to see how subjects were currently being taught at a top school. I have taken the full series of Dr. Whiteman's courses. He is an excellent instructor with complete knowledge of the material and his presentation is very concise. His long experience in teaching these subjects is very evident in the way that he makes the material very easy to understand. He is an excellent choice for teaching these subjects.
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    I took all four of Dr. White courses of Mechanics of Materials in Coursera and have learned and master the skills necessary for engineering materials and structural analysis because of these courses. Prior to taking the courses I have little knowledge and experience for MM but now I am confident to be able to analyze structures with ease.

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    Dr Wayne is very good in delivering his classes. His worksheets are easily comprehended. I enjoyed his prequel to this course.
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    I highly recommend the series of Mechanical Engineering courses offered by Dr. Whiteman. The courses are self contained if taken in order, and all the theorems given are developed in the class, no formulas are thrown at you, so you can understand where...
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    Dr. Whiteman is a very good teacher, he makes the complicated physics easy to understand and relate it with real life examples and equipment, which makes the class very interesting. I took all the four course in "Mechanics of Materials" and every and each of them is so great that I'd highly recommend them as a fundamental introduction course for those who are interested in mechanical engineering!
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    I highly reccomend all courses of Mr. Whiteman. He is an excellent teacher, with great experience in the subject. The courses are well structured with small but comprehensive modules. They helped me to recall basic principles from my university years and I really enjoyed the whole learning process.
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    This course was helpful for several reasons. A good portion of this material, and also material from other classes that I have taken "with you" as an online student have been helpful for the Machine Design course with Dr. Kathryn Wingate.

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    I loved this course. Professor Whiteman is one of the best professors i've had a Georgia Tech. The flipped classroom setting is amazing in my opinion since more of the class time is spent applying the concepts we learn from the videos.
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    This was a great course. It followed a logical progression and covered everything you would need to know for a mechanics of materials class.
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    Very good course for self-learning. A lot of work put into videos and corresponding material, so it's comfortable to learn at speed.
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    Excellent course. it is a good opportunity to learn or refresh this subject. I am very happy with the content and the professor.
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    The course met my objective, which was to find a simplified approach to calculate buckling and deflection of a body under load.
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    Great course. I learned a lot. One of the few helpful courses I found on Mechanical Engineering. Thanks Dr. Whiteman.

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