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Design for Static Strength

Robert B. Wilcox, P.E.

This course covers the design of parts for static strength. Safety factors, material properties, elementary heat treatment, stress concentrations, and ductile vs. brittle materials will be discussed. Various static failure theories will be presented, focusing on Von Mises-Hencky (distortion energy) theory for ductile materials, and the modified Mohr theory for brittle materials. Application of FEA results to static failure theories will be covered. The course is intended as either a review or a primer in the field of designing for static strength. It is assumed the student has a working knowledge of basic stress analysis. Fatigue and fracture mechanics will not be covered.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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