ENGR-2540

Mechanics of Materials

Professor Jody S Robinson, PE

Course Description:
This is a basic course built around solutions and applications of Newton’s laws of forces in equilibrium. Systems of particles and rigid bodies are studied using standard scalar and vector methods. (Prerequisite: MATH 1910 or equivalent) Lecture: 4 hours

Text     Beer, Johnston, DeWolf, and Mazurek, Mechanics of Materials, 7th Edition, McGraw Hill, 2015. ISBN 978-0-07-339823-5.

 Text Syllabus HW Template

Quizzes: (20 minutes max, most classes)

 Quiz #01 Quiz #02 Quiz #03 Quiz #04 Quiz #05 15 Sep 2016 22 Sep 2016 29 Sep 2016 TBD TBD Quiz #06 Quiz #07 Quiz #08 Quiz #09 Quiz #10 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Homework Assignments:

Week 1 (8 Sep):    Stress and Strain, Modulus of Elasticity     due start of next class

HW#01:    Read Chapter 2 Section 2.1

SW: Tutorial

HW#02:    Read Chapter 2 Sections 2.2, 2.3

Text Problems: 2.7, 2.8, 2.14, 2.16, 2.20, 2.22, 2.26, 2.27, Handout (a,b,c)

Week 3 (22 Sep):   Statically Indeterminate Problems and Temperature Changes

HW#03:    Read Chapter 2 Sections 2.4 - 2.9

Text Problems: 2.33, 2.35, 2.37, 2.39, 2.44, 2.45, 2.47

Week 4 (29 Sep):   Poissons Ratio, Lateral Strain, Generalized Hooke's Law, Shear Strain

MidTerm in 2 weeks, Oct 13 (Chapter 2)

HW#04:    Read Chapter 2 Sections 2.10 - 2.12

Text Problems: 2.53, 2.64, 2.66, 2.70, 2.78, 2.82, 2.85

SW: Stress Components

Week 5 (6 Oct):   Stress Concentrations, SW stress and displacement analysis

MidTerm in 1 week, Oct 13 (Chapter 2)

HW#05:    Study For Exam

Text Problems: 2.94, 2.95, 2.96, 2.98, 2.300

SW: Stress Concentrations & Thermal Deformations

Week 6 (13 Oct):   MidTerm Exam

HW#06:    Read Chapter 3 Sections 3.1 - 3.2

Redo Exam 1

Week 7 (20 Oct):   Torsion, Torsional Shear Stress, Angle of Twist

In Class Assignment:

HW#07:

Text Problems: 3.6, 3.9, 3.15, 3.33, 3.38, 3.42

Week 8 (27 Oct):   M