2.002 Mechanics and Materials II

As taught in: Spring 2004

An orthographic projection of a beam.

Tip-loaded cantilever beam, excerpted from lecture 2. (Image courtesy of David Parks.)




Prof. David Parks

Prof. Lallit Anand

Course Features

Course Description

This course provides Mechanical Engineering students with an awareness of various responses exhibited by solid engineering materials when subjected to mechanical and thermal loadings; an introduction to the physical mechanisms associated with design-limiting behavior of engineering materials, especially stiffness, strength, toughness, and durability; an understanding of basic mechanical properties of engineering materials, testing procedures used to quantify these properties, and ways in which these properties characterize material response; quantitative skills to deal with materials-limiting problems in engineering design; and a basis for materials selection in mechanical design.

Technical Requirements

Microsoft® Excel software is recommended for viewing the .xls files found on this course site. Free Microsoft® Excel viewer software can also be used to view the .xls files. MATLAB® software is required to run the .m files found on this course site.