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Mechanics of Materials I: Fundamentals of Stress & Strain and Axial Loading

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  • Duration 5 weeks long
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Overview

This course explores the topic of solid objects subjected to stress and strain. The methods taught in the course are used to predict the response of engineering structures to various types of loading, and to analyze the vulnerability of these structures to various failure modes. Axial loading with be the focus in this course.

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Syllabus

Welcome

Stress and Strain Fundamentals
-In this section, we will study the fundamentals of stress and strain as applied to Mechanics of Materials.

Stress-Strain Diagrams, Material Properties, and Shear Stress and Strain
-In this section, we will develop stress-strain diagrams, discuss material properties, and look more in depth at shear stress and strain.

Stresses on Inclined Planes
-In this section, we will develop the stress transformation equations for inclined planes and introduce Mohr’s Circle for Plane Stress

Stress concentrations, Mohr’s Circle for Plane Strain, and measuring strains
-In this section, we will learn about stress concentrations, and discuss plane strain, develop Mohr’s Circle for Plane Strain, and explore methods of measuring strain.

Generalized Hooke’s Laws, Factor of Safety, Non-linear behavior and Plasticity, Statically Indeterminate Structures, and Thermal Effects
-In this section, we will conclude the course by discussing the topics of the generalize Hooke’s Laws for Isotropic materials, factors of safety, nonlinear behavior and plasticity, statically indeterminate structures, and thermal effects in mechanics of materials.

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Dr. Wayne Whiteman, PE

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James A
by James completed this course, spending 9 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
I took this course as a refresher course for the Mechanics I course I took in college, Statics of Rigid Bodies, which I mostly forgot but still lingered in my mind. The course is divided into modules, each starting off with the objectives, or what the students expect to learn at the end of the session....
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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 the formulas come from and how to apply them. There are well developed and relevant examples in the lessons, often taken from real life engineering problems. And Dr. Whiteman does an excellent job in presentation, often with live demonstrations so you can get a better feel of the explanations. The courses provide a solid introduction to mechanical engineering, and even if you have taken some ME, these are a good review. What is presented in the courses are sufficient to understand most engineering designs. I have used what I learned here to study further engineering structures, for example, I am interested in the construction of Renaissance cathedrals, and applied what I learned to better understanding how they were built.
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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
First of all, I would like thank Dr. Wayne for making such a course available to us for free. I very much like the framework of this course as well as the teaching methodology of Dr. Wayne. The way he links theory part with the modern practical world is commendable.

But there are some mistakes in the quiz. For example in quiz 2, the solution of Q.3 was wrong as tan inverse(0.001) is not equal to 0.001 . So the answer must be 95500 instead of what was given. It would be very kind if you correct the mistake and give me the appropriate marks .

Sir you the best teacher that I have met, please keep providing such courses for us. Best Wishes!
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I had learnt these theories in University. but they were not in my mind, because at that time everything was examination based. but following this course I could get knowledge and I knew how they are applied in real world. specially I am a FEA engineer and this course helped me to understand outcome of my FEA simulation very precisely.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Prof. Whiteman is a great teacher. His enthusiasm and passion while educating students is very inspiring. He has the power to inspire students to appreciate the concepts of engineering and relate them through real world applications. Definitely a worthy MOOC course for all aspiring design engineering students.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Awesome teaching video. I had zero background in mechanics though quite good in maths. The lecture delivery in the video was engaging & illustrative. The whole course was paced with quizzes in between to make sure students follow & master the earlier before progressing further. Very effective learning outcome !
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
This is a fundamental and very important subject for a Mechanical engineer. This MOOC created an interest to learn the subject and solve numerical, which helped me in better understanding. You can see the affection and efforts of the Dr. Wayne Whiteman in delivering these lectures. Thank you very much!
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
The course is very relevant to Mechanical, Civil, Industrial engineers. The instructor explains the thing very well, and everything is best viz. knowledge, explanation, examples, practicality, etc. Thanks a lot to the instructor (Prof. Wayne Whiteman, PE) for designing the course.
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Ranguwar B
Ranguwar is taking this course right now.
I have joined course on Coursera Mechanics of Materials I: Fundamentals of Stress & Strain and Axial Loading on Dated 06 May 2020 Free .Now I have to Purchase the Course For Certificate. What is the procedure
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I took this course as a review of concepts I learned in my Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Civil Engineering a few years back. I have also never taken a Coursera course prior to this and was initially weary as online courses tend to be shallow and the technology in general limits the full learning experience. However, I must say that the concepts and explanations in this online class we're delightfully presented. Dr. Wayne Whiteman is organized and clear in his instructions. I often paused video lectures to try out calculations on a notepad or do a quick search on the side to learn more about a concept. All in all, I really enjoyed how compact, practical, and straightforward this course was for me! I highly recommend it if you're studying engineering or want a review of concepts related to civil/mechanical/industrial engineering.
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Anonymous
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Mechanics of Materials I: Fundamentals of Stress & Strain and Axial Loading is design perfectly to understand each and every basic things about Stress and Strain. Explanation from Dr. Wayne Whiteman is smooth and understandable. I accidentally came across this course and I feel I could have found it earlier. This is clearing me all the basic concepts in Stress and Strain and Its very helpful for my further research. And I am looking an online course in Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue Failure, It will be very helpful if I able to find that too here learn.

Thank you so munch .
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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
Your doing pretty well sir,I hope you will continue the same in our journey till end.

Thank you for your online course during this lockdown period as we are quite bored in home instead of going out and studying and enjoying with friends.

I hope you will explain all the topics clearly till the end.please Make sure that you come up with relevant topics with my civil department in order to help us think outside the box.Help us gaining more and more knowledge of known subject also.I wish you a great best of luck for you and me in this journey.

Thank you.
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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
This course is explained in a very simplified manner stepwise. Syllabus is covered fully topicwise. Although this course requires prior knowledge of basic mechanics otherwise it will be slightly difficult to understand few modules. Quiz pattern is excellent which helps to get a better grip with the concepts. I am happy with learning this course as I have invested my time in learning some good concepts very effectively.

Thanks to Prof. Whiteman for this great session.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
The course is really well structured, with small videos easy to follow and 3 final exercises each week. Since the videos are not long, they are adequate to be watched over and over until no doubt persist. Overall, it is a really good course with 3 additional courses to follow next to this one. The four courses give a full picture of typical Machanics of Materials theories and applications.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Very good teaching.

Really helpful in understanding the basic for MOM.

Assignments are based on the modules so it is important to learn them properly and give it your best shot.

Questions can be raised on daily basis if u haven't understood anything and the professor will himself solve it for you.

So yeah for all those mechanical engineers out there take this course .....It's really helpful
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Heman V
by Heman completed this course.
Dr. Wayne Whiteman who teaches this course, is an excellent teacher and I am extremely impressed by his clarity and proficiency of concepts of the course.Though I am from electronics engineering background,I got so hooked to his teaching of mechanical engineering concepts that I joined four of his courses and enjoyed them thoroughly.I take this opportunity to thank him .
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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
The lectures are clear, the Professor has a wide knowledge of what he’s teaching and how to teach it. Also, he uses practical examples to explain phenomenas which are not that easy to understand, such as shear strains. Personally, I would prefer lectures which are longer in minutes. Definitely a great course.

Pietro from Politecnico di Milano
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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
I consider this teacher explains really good, I can understand more than in my university.

He makes a good job, it's not easy ( I know) but I am peruvian and I could learn more about my career by him. Also, This course is really important for my career and could understand really good it's an important thing for me

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Steven M
Steven completed this course, spending 10 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
This mechanical engineering course was an excellent opportunity for a fundamental review of basic engineering principles. The instructor was very straightforward and gave clear examples of the concepts taught. The assignments were instructive, and the tests were a joy to pass. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
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Adil K
Adil is taking this course right now.
The design of course is not correct. I can help redesign to make it more knowledgeable and acceptable.

If instructor wants, please contact me at the e-mail below, I will first of all share areas which need to be improved then I can suggest the modufied course contents.

My e-mail: adil_naseer@hotmail.com
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