Elasticity and Solid Mechanics
1 Course Outline

Material Behavior under Uniaxial Loading

Displacement and Strain

Stress and Equilibrium

2 Applications: Beam Bending, Buckling and Vibration
3 Mechanisms of Elasticity and Viscoelasticity


4 Lab 1: Beam Bending, Buckling and Vibration
5 3-D Linear Thermo-elasticity: Strain-displacement, Stress-strain-temperature, and Stress-equilibrium
6 Simple States of Elastic Stress, Strain, and Displacement
7 Lab 2: Engineering Polymers: Viscoelasticity, Strength, and Ductility
8 Limits to Elasticity: Strength and Multi­-axial Yield Condition

Boundary Conditions and Boundary Value Problems
9 Elasticity of Composite Materials

10 Lab 3: Stress Concentration
Plasticity and Creep
11 Uniaxial Elastic­-plastic Behavior

Elastic-­plastic Beam­-bending
12 Ideal Shear Strength

13 Lab 4: Sheet Bending
14 Strengthening Mechanisms

Strain Hardening
15 Limit Analysis
16 Lab 5: Heat Treatment
17 Applications of Limit Analysis (PDF)
18 Quiz I
19 High­-temperature Deformation: Creep and Stress Relaxation
20 High-temperature Deformation Mechanisms

Resisting Creep
21 Lab 6: Project 1
22 Ideal Cleavage Strength

Stress Concentration and Cracks 
23 Crack-tip Stress Intensity Factors

Critical Stress Intensity 


24 Lab 7: Fracture Toughness
25 Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics (LEFM) 
26 Applications of LEFM 


27 Lab 8: Project 2
28 Fatigue Crack Propagation

Defect-tolerant Fatigue Design and Maintenance 
29 Defect-free Fatigue Design: High-­cycle Fatigue
30 Defect­-free Fatigue Design: Low-cycle Fatigue
31 Lab 9: Project 3
32 Applications: Strain-amplitude/Fatigue-life Behavior

Notch Effects in High-cycle Fatigue
33 Quiz II 
34 Lab 10: Project Presentations
Material Selection for Design
35 Principles for Material Selection: Performance, Properties, and Constraints
36 Optimization

Material Indices of Merit
37 Lab 11: Course Review (Optional)
38 Final Exam