Catalogue 2021 - 2022

CEE 240 Strength of Civil Engineering Materials


3 cr.


or Co-Req: ME 202/HONE 202

Course Description

This course is designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of civil engineering materials and their strengths.  In the first half of this course, students will learn material properties of metals and alloys, cements, ceramics, concrete, glass, steel, mineral aggregates, lumber and timber, plastics, and composites.  Students will also learn corrosion and material selection process.  The second half of this course will focus on stress and strain, bending and torsion of beams, principal and combined stresses, axial and lateral loads, elasticity, and energy principles.  Students should concurrently take the laboratory component of this course.