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TAM 456 - Experimental Stress Analysis

Spring 2021

Official Description

Basic theories for measuring stresses and deformations in load-carrying engineering components; use of optical, electrical, and mechanical instrumentation; laboratory sessions on brittle coatings, electrical resistance strain gages, photoelasticity, and moire interferometry. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: TAM 251.

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Detailed Course Description

Basic theories for measuring stresses and deformations in load-carrying engineering components; use of optical, electrical, and mechanical instrumentation; laboratory sessions on brittle coatings, electrical resistance strain gages, photoelasticity, and moire interferometry. Lecture lab format. Prerequisite: TAM 251. 3 undergraduate or 3 graduate hours.

Topics:

Review of strength of materials (2 hr)
Stress, strain, generalized Hooke|#39;s law (2 hr)
Theoretical analysis of representative stress problems (3 hr)
Brittle coatings (6 hr lecture, 4 hr lab)
Strain gages (8 hr lecture, 4 hr lab)
Photoelasticity (9 hr lecture, 4 hr lab)
Moir|eacute; interferometry (3 hr lecture, 2 hr lab)

Digital Image Correlation
Other methods (3 hr)
Midterm examination (1 hr)
TOTAL HOURS: 37 lecture, 14 lab

ME: MechSE or technical elective.

EM: Secondary field elective.

TitleSectionCRNTypeHoursTimesDaysLocationInstructor
Experimental Stress AnalysisE36333OLC1300 - 1450 T R    Shelby Hutchens