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CMP 222
Statics and Strength of
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Materials
Spring 2009
Week 1
Friday
2/16
Important Points for Design
• Statics
• Stresses
•
Strength of materials
•
Section properties
•
Standard beam formulas

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Fundamental Basis for Statics
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For structural design we use structural investigation
(Physical and Mathematical Models)
Physics
Mechanics
What is Mechanics?
• Mechanics can be defined as the science
which describes the condition of rest or
motion
of
bodies
under
the
action
of
forces
forces.