2017-18 Academic Catalog

Engineering Mechanics

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies: Dr. Kari Babski-Reeves
250 McCain
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Telephone: 662-325-3623
E-mail: grad-coord@ae.msstate.edu

Faculty in Aerospace Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering offer courses in Engineering Mechanics, one of the basic engineering sciences. The Aerospace Engineering Department manages these offerings. The following courses form a basis for graduate degrees offered in the James Worth Bagley College of Engineering.

EM 6123 An Introduction to the Finite Element Method: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor). Three hours lecture. Introduction to the mathematical theory, formulation, and computer implementation of the finite element method. App- lication to one-and two-dimensional problems in engineering mechanics

EM 6133 Mechanics of Composite Materials: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: EM 3213 and MA 3253.) Three hours lecture. Stress, strain, constituative relations for anisotropic material, lamina properties, laminate properties, composite beams and plates

EM 6143 Engineering Design Optimization: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:Consent of instructor ) Three hours lecture. Introduction to optimality criteria and optimization techniques for solving constrained or unconstrained optimization problems. Sensitivity analysis and approximation. Computer application in optimization. Introduction to MDO. (Same as ASE 4553/6553 and IE 4743/6743 )

EM 6213 Advanced Mechanics of Materials: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: EM 3213). Three hours lecture. Stress, strain, stress-strain relationships, strain energy, failure theories, curved beams, unsymmetrical bending, shear center, torsion of noncircular sections, energy principles, Castigliano's theorem, inelastic behavior

EM 6990 Special Topics in Engineering Mechanics: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

EM 7000 Directed Individual Study in Engineering Mechanics: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

EM 8000 Thesis Research/ Thesis in Engineering Mechanics: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

EM 8113 Theory of Continuous Media: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: MA 3353 or consent of the instructor). Three hours lecture. An introduction to the general theory of continuous media and its application to the theories of elasticity and fluid mechanics

EM 8203 Applied Elasticity: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Analysis of stress and strain; stress-strain relations; bending and torsion of beams; stress functions; strain energy

EM 8213 Fracture Mechanics: 3 hours.

(Prerequsite: EM 3213 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. History of fracture and development of fracture mechanics principles. Linear elastic and elastic-plastic stress analysis of cracked bodies. ASTM standards and applications

EM 8313 Advanced Dynamics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: EM 2433 and MA 3253). Three hours lecture. Fundamental considerations, Hamilton's principle, Lagrange's equations, rigid body dynamics

EM 8323 Advanced Vibrations: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: EM 3413). Three hours lecture. Oscillatory systems, matrix formulation by Lagrange's equations, natural modes of discrete and continuous systems, approximate methods, modal analysis

EM 8990 Special Topics in Engineering Mechanics: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)