2.002 Mechanics and Materials II

Spring 2004

Tip-loaded cantilever beam.
Tip-loaded cantilever beam, excerpted from lecture 2. (Image courtesy of David Parks.)

Course Highlights

This course site features lecture notes.

Course Description

This course provides Mechanical Engineering students with an awareness of various responses exhibited by solid engineering materials when subjected to mechanical and thermal loadings; an introduction to the physical mechanisms associated with design-limiting behavior of engineering materials, especially stiffness, strength, toughness, and durability; an understanding of basic mechanical properties of engineering materials, testing procedures used to quantify these properties, and ways in which these properties characterize material response; quantitative skills to deal with materials-limiting problems in engineering design; and a basis for materials selection in mechanical design.

Technical Requirements

Microsoft® Excel software is recommended for viewing the .xls files found on this course site. Free Microsoft® Excel viewer software can also be used to view the .xls files. MATLAB® software is required to run the .m files found on this course site.

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Prof. Lallit Anand
Prof. David Parks

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

One session / week
2 hours / session