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Strength of Materials MECH 2240

Mechanical Engineering Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

This course covers topics in strength of materials with emphasis on problem solving and with an introduction to design for safety of structural members, mechanical devices, and systems. Topics include stress, strain and deflection, tension, compression, shear, torsion, and buckling. Applications include beams, columns, shafts, thin, and thick-walled cylinders.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

5.5

Domestic fees

$773.17

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of MECH 2240 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 66963

Duration

Tue Jun 11 - Thu Aug 22 (11 weeks)

  • 11 weeks
  • CRN 66963
  • Domestic fees $773.17
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 11 - Aug 22 Tue, Thu 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

Jalal Kahnamouei

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Credits

5.5

Domestic fees

$773.17

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. This is an instructor-led online course. Upon registration, please visit the Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca) for further information regarding course material(s). Please purchase any required course material such as textbooks prior to the first class - www.bcit.ca/bookstore/ Note: Please contact soepts@bcit.ca for additional information. BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Calculate the stresses in a member under direct normal or direct shear loads. [1,2]
  • Calculate stress/strain due to normal/shear loads and temperature changes. [1,2]
  • Compute the stress and twist of a shaft under torsional loading. [1,2]
  • Create shear and bending moment diagrams for a beam. [1]
  • Calculate the cross sectional moment of inertia using the parallel axis theorem. [1,2]
  • Calculate the bending stress distribution in a beam using the flexure formula. [1,2]
  • Calculate the shear stress distribution and max shear stress within a beam. [1,2]
  • Calculate deflection using deflection formulas and the principle of superposition. [1,2]
  • Use Mohr's circle to determine stresses in a beam under combined loadings. [1]
  • Design for safety under normal, shear, torsional, bending, and combined loads. [1]
  • Determine the buckling load for a column. [1,2]
  • Calculate the stresses in cylindrical and spherical pressure vessels. [1,2]​

Effective as of Fall 2023

Related Programs

Strength of Materials (MECH 2240) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Mechanical Engineering
    Bachelor of Engineering Full-time
  2. Mechanical Engineering Technology (Mechanical Design Option)
    Diploma Full-time
  3. Mechanical Engineering Technology (Mechanical Manufacturing Option)
    Diploma Full-time
  4. Mechanical Engineering Technology (Mechanical Systems Option)
    Diploma Full-time

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