UT Dallas 2013 Graduate Catalog

MECH6354 - Experimental Mechanics

MECH 6354 Experimental Mechanics (3 semester hours) This course provides students with experimental techniques for measurements of deformations and analysis of stress in engineering materials subjected to mechanical and thermal loadings. Topics include physical mechanisms associated with design-limiting behavior of engineering materials such as stiffness, strength, toughness, and durability; basic mechanical properties of engineering materials and testing procedures used to quantify these properties; criteria for materials selection in mechanical design; and modern experimental techniques such as scanning probe microscopy, optical microscopy, nanoindenation, digital image correlation, and micro-tensile testing using MEMS devices. Prerequisite: MECH 3301 or equivalent. (3-0) T