ENGN.2060: Strength of Materials - Hansen


Prof. Christopher Hansen


Office: Perry Hall 223A

Email: Christopher_Hansen@uml.edu

Phone: 978.934.2932

Office Hours: Prof. Hansen will schedule three office hours per week, which will be decided by the class by an internet poll. If you are unable to meet with the instructor during these times, you must request an appointment via e-mail or phone, with a 24-hour notice.

Grading Assistants (GAs)

The grading assistant is responsible for the grading of the homework. Please contact Mr. Kamalakar directly in case of grading issues.

Dear Student:  A Special Offer

As we look toward the beginning of class, I would like to offer you the opportunity to receive weekly email and/or text reminders for the short pre-lectures I have recorded for you, for your Strength of Materials class.

Remembering to view these short pre-lectures will make our class sessions much more productive and help you get more out of our course of study together.

I am happy to send out Sunday email reminders and evening-before text reminders.  I want you to enjoy and be very successful in my class.

Please scroll below to sign up.


Professor Hansen

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What This Course is About

Each week the classes will examine a different aspect of the characteristics of materials. These topics will be:

  • Stress and deformation analysis of bodies subjected to uniaxial loading 
  • Thermal strain 
  • Torsion of circular cross-sections 
  • Shear flow in thin-walled sections
  • Bending of beams 
  • Combined loading 
  • Application of equilibrium, compatibility, and load-deformation relations to solve statically determinate and indeterminate systems.


Required Textbook:

Additional Materials:

  • Optional resource: Schaum’s Outline of Statics and Mechanics of Materials by W.A. Nash (1991).
  • Class handouts.

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