Structural Mechanics Fundamentals Stresses, Strains and Torsion

Online /
Feb 5, 2019 /
Course Code: 0802-WEB18

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Upon completion of the training, students shall be able to:

  • Learn the fundamentals of stress, strain and elastic behavior.
  • Draw axial force, shear and bending moment diagrams of one-dimensional members subject to simple and combined loading.
  • Understand some abstract concepts, for example, stability, torsion, stress concentration, needed in modern structural engineering.
  • Analyze and design structural members subjected to tension, compression, torsion, bending and combined stresses using the fundamental concepts of stress, strain and elastic behavior of materials.
  • Compute stress and strains in cables, bars, beams and columns; compute deflection of beams; and compute buckling load of compression members.
  • Utilize appropriate materials in design considering engineering properties, sustainability, cost and weight.
  • Be able to formulate engineering problems and solve these problems using adequate mathematical tools.
  • Perform engineering work in accordance with ethical and economic constraints related to the design of structures and machine parts.

Structural Mechanics is a subject that addresses computational problems in analyzing elastic structural elements. The functions contained in Structural Mechanics are designed for professional engineers, educators, and students of engineering mechanics in mechanical, civil, and aerospace engineering.

In practice, the engineer can adopt Structural Mechanics to perform analyses of elastic structural elements along with other professional engineering analysis tools.


  • Introduction to Principles of Statics
  • Definitions of Stress, strain and Torsion
  • Normal and Shear Stress
  • Shear Stress and Allowable Stress
  • Analysis of Stress and Strain and Mohr’s circle
  • Introduction to Material Properties
  • Stress-Strain Relationships for Different Materials and Hooke’s law
  • Poisson Effect in Materials
  • Introduction to Axial Members
  • Stress Concentrations
  • Introduction to Torsion Members
  • Behavior of Rod and Shafts in Torsion
  • Experimental and Mathematical methods for Stress analysis
  • Solid Mechanics Concepts of stress and strain
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time

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OS: Windows XP, 2003 Server, Vista, 7, 8, 10
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OS: iOS 6 or newer

OS: Android 2.2 or higher


Ted Kocharian

Ted Kocharian, MEng,B.Sc. has been serving as a lecturer at Private & community colleges within Greater Toronto Area for the past decade.

With a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in mechanical engineering, he held various responsibilities in Manufacturing sector as a CAD Designer, Quality Control Lead auditor and Layout specialist (Architecture) in industrial plant environments.

Since 2010, he has been working with Seneca College “Center for the Built environment” to deliver courses with focus on Civil engineering and energy sustainability at Nunham Campus.


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Fee & Credits
  • 0.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 4 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

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