Catholic Tech

Material Mechanics

Course Topics

  1. Introduction to Material Mechanics
    • Overview of material mechanics
    • Importance of material selection in engineering
    • Stress and strain analysis
  2. Mechanical Properties of Materials
    • Elasticity and Hooke's Law
    • Stress-strain relationships
    • Poisson's ratio and thermal effects
  3. Mechanical Testing
    • Tension, compression, and shear tests
    • Stress and strain measurements
    • Yield strength, ultimate strength, and fracture toughness
  4. Elasticity and Plasticity
    • Elastic behavior of materials
    • Plastic deformation and yield criteria
    • Work hardening and strain hardening
  5. Failure Criteria and Fracture Mechanics
    • Brittle and ductile fracture
    • Stress concentration and notch sensitivity
    • Griffith's theory and fracture toughness
  6. Fatigue and Creep
    • Fatigue failure and S-N curves
    • Creep deformation and mechanisms
    • Design considerations for fatigue and creep
  7. Composite Materials
    • Introduction to composite materials
    • Mechanical behavior of composites
    • Laminate theory and failure analysis
  8. Material Selection and Design
    • Material selection criteria
    • Design for stiffness, strength, and toughness
    • Case studies and real-world applications
  9. Advanced Topics (Optional, depending on time and interest)
    • Viscoelasticity
    • Elastic-plastic analysis
    • High-temperature materials


The course syllabus is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor. Any modifications or updates will be communicated in advance.