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         This self instructional PDF manual was prepared as a supplement to a course on Design for Strength and Endurance offered at North Carolina State University.  It is a PDF hard copy of the slides and text that accompanied recorded class lectures made available on CD format.   (This accounts for included CD operating instructions in Introduction.)

          The Introduction to the supplement includes the Course Objectives and Overview, Content and Format and Proposed Study Guide.   The ten content chapters  cover  the following areas of emphasis:

    1. Review of the basic concepts of strength of materials.  (Chapter 1)

    2. Analytical and graphical analysis of general states of stress and strain and their relationship as dictated by Hooke’s Law. (Chapter 2 & 3)

    3. Typical mechanical properties of metals under static loading and the effects of mechanical and thermal processing. (Chapters 4&5)

    4. Theories for predicting the static ductile and brittle failure of mechanical parts together with nominal and statistical factorss of safety. (Chapter 6 & 7)

    5. Effects of reversed loading on material properties and fatigue failure analysis under cyclic loading. (Chapters 8 & 9)

   6. Support geometry effects on the limit loading of beam elements. (Chapter 10)


Short chapter quizzes, example solutions to a number of the Off Line Exercises and an Index are included in the Appendix .

          The supplement can be accessed as a complete PDF document or by individual chapters as listed in the sidebar.  These will appear as new pages or a download in your browser.  Caution:  To return to Design for Assembly  "home" page click on the "return to previous" icon in the browser.

   © Carl Zorowski 2013