ENGRCEE 242 Advanced Strength of Materials (2016-2017)

ENGRCEE 242 Advanced Strength of Materials

(Not required for any major.)
Catalog Data:

ENGRCEE 242 Advanced Strength of Materials (Credit Units: 4) Beams on elastic foundations. Combined axial and lateral loads. Curved beams. Unsymmetric bending. Shear center. Stresses and strains. Basic equations for theory of elasticity. Energy principles. Theory of torsion. Combined bending and torsion. Graduate students only. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0072980905.

. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0130473929.

Recommended Textbook:


Jann N. Yang
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic

Mechanics of Materials Laboratory (CEE 150) or Mechanics of Materials or Strength of Materials.

Lecture Topics:
  • Deflection of Beams Using Singularity Function.
  • Unsymmetrical Bending. Curved Beams.
  • Shear Center and Shear Stress for Thin-Walled and Composite Beams.
  • Beams on Elastic Foundation.
  • Beams with Combined Axial and Lateral Loads.
  • Three−Dimensional Stresses and Strains. Basic Equations for Theory of Elasticity.
  • Energy Principles and General Theorems.
  • Theory of Torsion.
  • Combined Bending and Torsion.
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:


Laboratory Projects:


Professional Component
Design Content Description
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Homework: 15%
  • Midterm(s): 35%
  • Final: 50%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

July 12, 2016
Senate Approved:
November 10, 2014
Approved Effective:
2015 Fall Qtr