Teaching at UTSA

  • Machine Element Design (ME 3823, 2018 Spring)

  • Introduction to mechanical design

  • materials selection

  • stress analysis

  • deformation analysis

  • static and fatigue theories of failure

  • design of gears, shafts, bearings, mechanical springs, welded and bolted connections.

  • Mechanics of Solids (ME 3813, recently taught in 2017 Spring)

  • Axially loaded members

  • Stress and strain

  • Safety factor and allowable load

  • Torsion of bars

  • Beam shear and bending moment diagrams

  • Beam stress and deflections

  • Statically indeterminant structures

  • Pressure vessels

  • Buckling of columns

  • Stress transformations, principal stresses