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IME 2810 - Statics and Strength of Materials

Catalog Description:

Forces on structures, moments, equilibrium. Stresses and deformation in axially-loaded members, torsion members and beams. Elementary design of structural members.

Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: MATH 1220 or MATH 1700 or MATH 2000.

Credits: 4 hours

Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (4 - 0)

Prerequisites by Topic:

A basic knowledge in algebra, geometry, trigonometry and vectors.

Course Objectives, Performance Criteria, and Outcomes:

Course Objectives

ABET-TAC Outcomes2


Performance Criteria Measured1

Ability to resolve a force into components and determine resultant of a system of forces a  

A4: Understands the use of scientific principles in engineering systems.

Learn to use free-body diagram to establish static equilibrium of a rigid static structure and calculate member forces in the force system. a*    
Ability to locate the centroid and determine moment of inertia of simple and composite beam sections. b    
Understanding of shear force and bending moment distribution and draw diagrams showing the distribution along length of transversely loaded beams. a    
Understanding of the concepts of stress and deformation due to external load in physical bodies. a    
Ability to determine normal and shear stresses in straight members with uniform cross section due to axial, transverse or torsional loading. b*  

B3: Uses appropriate engineering, science, and mathematical tools for decision making (OR, statics, materials).

Performance Criteria1: IME performance criteria may be found at

ABET-TAC Outcomes2: Outcomes may be found at

*results tracked in ABET course notebooks


Spiegel, L. and Limbrunner, G., Applied Statics and Strength of Materials, 5th Edition, Prentice Hall Inc., 2009.

Course Coordinator:

Alamgir Choudhury
Western Michigan University
F-222 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Phone: 276-3357

Revision Date: Summer 2011


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