TAM 252: Solid Mechanics Design

Class Description:

Design problems and projects intended to accompany TAM 251. Primarily for Engineering Mechanics majors. Other students meeting the prerequisites may enroll with consent of instructor. Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent registration in TAM 251; sophomore standing in Engineering Mechanics. 1 undergraduate hour.


1. Introduction to design. Definition of design, design models, examples drawn from statics, dynamics, and strength of materials.
2. Selected design problems. Open-ended problems using solid mechanics.
3. Design project. Team-oriented experience including problem statement, constraints, manufacturability, cost considerations, alternative solutions, final report and oral presentation.

ME:  Free elective.

EM:  Required.

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