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Mechanics of Materials II: Thin-Walled Pressure Vessels and Torsion

Georgia Institute of Technology via Coursera

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  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
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  • Language English
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  • Duration 3 weeks long
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Overview

This course explores the analysis and design of thin-walled pressure vessels and engineering structures subjected to torsion.

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The copyright of all content and materials in this course are owned by either the Georgia Tech Research Corporation or Dr. Wayne Whiteman. By participating in the course or using the content or materials, whether in whole or in part, you agree that you may download and use any content and/or material in this course for your own personal, non-commercial use only in a manner consistent with a student of any academic course. Any other use of the content and materials, including use by other academic universities or entities, is prohibited without express written permission of the Georgia Tech Research Corporation. Interested parties may contact Dr. Wayne Whiteman directly for information regarding the procedure to obtain a non-exclusive license.

Syllabus

Welcome

Thin-Walled Pressure Vessels
-In this section, we will learn how to analyze and design think-walled pressure vessels.

Elastic Torsion of Straight Cylindrical Shafts
-In this section, we will learn how to analyze and design for elastic torsion of straight cylindrical shafts.

Inelastic torsion and statically indeterminate torsion members
-In this section, we will learn about the analysis and design of inelastic torsion and statically indeterminate torsion members.

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Dr. Wayne Whiteman, PE

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Anonymous
5.0 3 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
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. Highly recommended as a fundamental introduction course for those who are interested in mechanical engineering!
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Anonymous
4.0 3 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Dr. Whiteman is a very good teacher, he makes the complicated things easy to understand and relate it with real life examples and equipment, which makes the class very interesting. Highly recommended as a fundamental introduction course for those who are interested in mechanical engineering!
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Anonymous
5.0 3 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I loved your explanations . Thanks Dr. Wayne Whiteman. You are incredible Especially your statement " Emphasis will be on understanding the subject not ton the calculations". now I started teaching this subject to my friends with ease
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Anonymous
5.0 3 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I have taken all the mechanics courses from Dr. Whiteman and enjoyed each one. They were a great to recap on from my University modules.

Dr. Whiteman explains the material very well. Would definitely recommend.
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André C
4.0 3 years ago
by André completed this course.
Very good course even if you already are an engineer and just want to refresh your knowledge. I've already recommended this course to some of my colleagues.
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Anonymous
5.0 3 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
New to the topic or just coming back to brush it either way it's a perfect fit. Dr. Wayne Whiteman made such a complex course easy to understand. Loving it!
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent course. Prof Whiteman provides worked examples that help with learning and the quiz problems. His courses provide a good background for engineering.

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Anonymous
5.0 2 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
It is a very good course and appreciated as it have the free access to learn. Thank you very much for providing interesting lecture materials
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Anonymous
5.0 3 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
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
5.0 2 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
A fundamental course best suited to learn and polish your solid mechanic's concepts.The course starts with basic of physics and mathematics which are core to any solid mechanics course, after the course takes off and almost covers lucidly all the solid mechanics basic structure. I took the course in my third year of Civil Engineering and it was one of my best online learning experience.Dr. Wayne Whitman's way of explaining the concepts adds to the color of this course.I would recommend this to anyone who is starting his college as a freshman in Civil or Mechanical Engineering or other related branches.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
The course is very much useful to learn the fundamentals of Thin-Walled Pressure Vessels and Torsion. The lectures were so lucid and informative which shows the expertise and experience of Dr. Wayne Whiteman. I thank him personally for his presentation.
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Joe P
5.0 2 years ago
Joe completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Dr. Wayne Whiteman,

The course "Mechanics of Materials II: Thin-Walled Pressure Vessels and Torsion:" was again a very nice refresher course. I appreciate your video lectures.

Please keep these types of classes going!

Joe Powers
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Anonymous
4.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Really good lectures. Loved taking it. It was a good complement to my graduation, since I did not got it so well the first time. My only complaint is that the question on the forum are never (or it take to much time) answered.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This course and the book on "Mechanics of Materials" by Gere go side by side. So, if you are going through book and taking this course as well, you will definitely find yourself at good position.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Dr. Whiteman's lectures in Mechanics of Materials are very concise and clear. The examples he went through are very usefull in terms of helping me understand the new concepts.
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Anonymous
4.0 2 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Dr. Wayne is a great teacher. I enjoyed the course a lot, however, more examples and more difficult problem solving approach should also be taught to students during the classes.

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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Properly structured course. Dr. Whiteman explained everything vividly. Loved to learn the basics from a different perspective. Would highly recommend this course to others
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Anonymous
5.0 2 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Easy to understand, great teaching by the professor. The four course specialisation definitely gives a good understanding of strength of materials

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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
It is an excellent course and very useful. Thanks a lot to Dr. Whiteman for such a wonderful teaching. Strongly recommended for all Mechanical Engineers.
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Brandon D
4.0 3 years ago
by Brandon completed this course.
This was a great course. My only regret is not completing it. The course material was informative, and the instructions were wonderful.
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