In this class we will utilize, and you are fully responsible for all materials which you have taken and passed from earlier required classes along with the new materials listed in the current syllabus. Thus, in this class you are fully responsible for, and should expect to be examined over, and WILL be asked to prove competence in your prior classes. For example, please make sure that you can solve for reactions on beams and frames before taking CVEN 305, and can draw shear and moment diagrams before trying to take an exam in CVEN 345.
1) CVEN 221 Statics – When taking this class you are responsible from day 1 for all materials covered in Physics 219 or whatever required physics class you were required to pass before being permitted to register for 221. This includes but is not limited to reactions on simple static structures, moments caused about points in simple structures, etc. During the semester you will obviously be increasingly responsible for the materials being covered as listed in the current 221 syllabus.
2) CVEN 305 Strength of Materials – When taking this class you are responsible from day 1 for all materials covered in CVEN 221 and all preceding classes you were required to pass before being permitted to register for 305, such as reactions on static structures, moments caused at points in simple structures, etc., plus obviously the new materials being covered in the current 305 syllabus such as axial stresses in two-force members, column buckling loads, stress transformation, thin-walled pressure vessels, etc.
3) CVEN 345 Structural Analysis – CVEN 305 and all preceding classes you were required to pass before being permitted to register for 345, such as reactions on static structures, moments caused at points in simple structures, deflections by direct integration, stresses in axially loaded members, forces in trusses by method of joints and method of sections, combined stresses in beams, transformation of shear stresses, columns, etc., plus obviously the new materials being covered to today in the current 345 class. Thus if you are asked to solve for the deflection of a beam in 345 before we have covered deflections by the unit load method in 345, you are still completely and totally responsible for getting that answer using your 305 class knowledge. Direct integration, Singularity functions, tables, etc. No excuses will be accepted if you cannot do this. It simply means that you are not prepared to be taking 345 and must get your act together and correct these deficiencies if you hope to pass it.
4) CVEN 444/446 – You get the idea. Just because you somehow talked the professor of your earlier class into thinking you should pass it means nothing now. If you cannot find the reactions on a uniformly loaded simply supported beam and the corresponding internal shear and moment diagrams, you cannot use the excuse that it has been months since you covered that material and should not be penalized for not being able to work the Steel/Concrete design problem on the exams.