MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
Spring 2017 – C.E. Room 110
502 – MWF 8:00 am – 8:50 am – CRN: 10671
501 – MWF 9:10 am – 10:00 am – CRN: 10670
Phone: 979-845-4395 (Office), 979-775-5401 (Home)
NOTE: Office hours listed below are subject to change. Please call before dropping by. Do not wait until the day before an exam for help, unless the tutors have office hours and can help you on that day. Plan to see me earlier in the week.
It will always be in your best interest to call to make sure I have not been unexpectedly called out before you come by, unless you are already in the area.
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Help Desk: Tutoring hours for help in the class can be found here.
To get to the help desk in the CE Building, go to the basement and turn left, then it’s down the hall on the right. Room 023 in the old 2 story CE Building.
Textbook: The textbook is excellent – one of the best, but you need only the computer-graded homework part. An electronic version of the text is included with that. See the syllabus below.
- Beer, Ferdinand P., E. Russell Johnston, Jr., John T. DeWolf, and David F. Mazurek. Mechanics of Materials. 7th Edition. McGraw-Hill.
Stress/deformation relationships for continuous media to structural members; axially loaded members; thin-walled pressure vessels; torsional and flexural members; shear; moment; deflection of members; combined loadings; stability of columns; non-symmetrical bending, shear center; indeterminate members; elastic foundations. Prerequisite: satisfactory completion of CVEN 221 or equivalent (Statics).Catalog Description:
- To introduce students to applications of stress and deformation relationships for structural members subjected to axial, torsional, and bending loads, and thin-walled pressure vessels. Students will study stress and deformation of structural members under combined loadings, stability of columns, nonsymmetrical bending, including indeterminate members.
To take CVEN 305, you must have been admitted to upper level in Civil Engineering, and have received a passing grade (no D’s, F’s or I’s) in CVEN 221 or MEEN 221 or equivalent, and completed MATH 251.
- Graded weekly exams: Weekly quizzes 1 through around 15, more or less, depending on how many we take. They comprise 60% of your final grade
- Graded homework assignments, Readiness Assessment Tests (RATs, in-class pop tests), Class Participation, Attendance, Projects (all of equal value unless stated otherwise at the time of assignment) 10% of final grade
- Final exam: 30% of final grade
- Homework questions and answers
- Format for Exams and Quizzes
- Where to get help for 305
- Major exams
- Make-up exams
- Academic Dishonesty Policy
- Finally, click here!
Resources available to the student:
- Breaking news – FAQ
- Instructor of record: Dr. Lee L. Lowery, Jr.
- TA Help Desk Schedule
- Help with logging into the McGraw Hill website, or any other problems
- See Dr. Beason’s excellent videos – password = videos
- Computer software (Excel, EES)
- EES (Engineering Equation Solver) What it is, how to get it, video example on using it, user’s manual, short tutorial
- Computers in the Civil Engineering Computer Labs
- Old Exams and this semester’s exam solutions
- Chances of making what grade in Lowery’s 305 class after Quiz A and after Quiz B (was based on old format of 3 exams/semester)
- 502(8:00 am)/501(9:10 am) Class Video Lectures and Notes posted during this semester
- Please note: Use of videos.
- Tutoring help and use of the solution manual <—– for 2017 Spring semester
- Access to the Civil Engineering Apps Server
- Some good videos on plane stress, principal stresses, Mohr’s circle, failure theories, pressure vessels
- Typical point deductions you can expect on exams and pop quizzes
- FAQ: Quick Answers to student questions
- Class seating Chart
- Video examples – Strength of materials problems and some by Dr. Beason
- Equation sheets – Print this out and bring it on Wednesdays, and for the final exam. Note that I put everything you asked on this sheet for the exams. If something is missing that you think you will need, it is your responsibility to ask that it be added.
The correct time (to the nanosecond)
Weekly minor exams: Weekly quizzes, when given, will be given during the last half of Wednesday’s class (not always, but be prepared). You may bring a copy of the 305 equation sheet attached here.
NOTES ON YOUR HOMEWORK:
The homework assignments may have to be modified from that shown below, depending on our progress during the semester. Please check the list for changes each day before you work them. Also note that you MUST submit your answers before the deadline due date stated.
Notes on required viewing of videos:
Quite a few of the homework problems normally assigned in this class have been dropped and replaced in favor of viewing some videos before coming to class. These video assignments can be accessed by going to http://ceprofs.civil.tamu.edu/lbeason/Password.html. The password is “videos”. They are also listed in the Video column below. In each case, you should print out the notes, and then view the videos that follow the notes. Again, in my case I have to use Firefox to view the videos. I am told Chrome also works. IE may work for you if Flash works on your computer. If you get Flash here BE SURE to unclick their “Optional Offer” trash before installing it.
|Week||Textbook Reading Assignments||
Video Viewing Assignments
NOTE: These are just a better listing of the videos. You must use the link here to get to them: Click here!
Lowery’s version of the
|1) 1/18 – 1/23||Sections 1.1, 1.2, 1.2A, 1.2B, 1.2C, 1.2D, 1.2E, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.5A, 1.5B, 1.5C, 1.5D||Statics Review Sheets – print out sheets, plus view the following 4 videos.
Axial Stress Sheets – print out sheets, plus view the following 4 videos.
Uniform Bearing Stress – print out sheets, plus view the following 2 videos.
Uniform Shearing Stress – print out sheets, plus view the following 3 videos.
Pinned Axial Member – print out sheets, plus view the following 5 videos. This will be the same format from now on.
|2) 1/25 – 1/30||
Sections 2.1, 2.1A, 2.1B, 2.1C, 2.1D, 2.1E,2.1F, 2.1G, 2.2
|Stresses on Oblique Planes
General State of Stress
Analysis and Design
Factor of Safety
|3) 2/1 – 2/6||
Sections 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.7, 2.10, 2.11
|Indeterminate Axial Load Indeterminate Superposition Axial Temperature Axial Load
|4) 2/8 – 2/13||
Sections 3.1A, 3.1B, 3.1C, 3.2, 3.3
At this juncture, students are strongly encouraged to study Appendix A thoroughly.
Complete Hooke’s Law
St. Venant’s Stress Concentration
5) 2/15 – 2/20
Sections 3.3 3.4, 3.5
|Angle of Twist
Axial Torsion Analogy
Torsion Example Problem
Composite Shaft Problem
Fixed Shaft Problem
|6) 2/22 – 2/27||
Sections 4.1, 4.1A, 4.1B, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
|7) 3/1 – 3/6||
Sections 4.5, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9
|8) 3/8 – 3/20||
Sections 5.1, 5.2, 5.3
Spring Break in here
Detailed procedure for drawing shear and moment diagrams
Interactive practice drawing shear and moment diagrams
General Unsymmetric Bending
Shear and Moment Equations
Shear and Moment Rules
|3/13 – 3/17||SPRING BREAK||Catch Up and Stay Alive|
|9) 3/22 – 3/27||
Sections 6.1, 6.1A, 6.1B, 6.1C, 6.3, 6.4
Shearing Stress in Beams
|10) 3/29 – 4/3||Sections 7.1, 7.1A, 7.1B, 7.2||Stress Transformation I|
|11) 4/5 – 4/10||
Sections 7.2, , 7.3, 7.47.6
|Stress Transformation II
|12) 4/12 – 4/19||
Sections 7.2, , 7.3, 7.47.6
??? 4/18/17 LAST DAY TO
|Absolute Maximum Stress
Spherical Pressure Vessels Introduction to Beam Deflection Beam Deflection Problem 1
|13) 4/21 – 4/26||
Sections 9.3, 9.4, 9.4A, 9.4B
|Beam Deflection Problem 2
Beam Deflection Problem 3 Singularity Function
Singularity Function Problem 1 Singularity Function Problem 2 Singularity Function Problem 3
|14) 4/28 – 5/2||Sections 10.1, 10.1A, 10.1B, Final Review||Column Buckling|
Final exams held in CE Room 110.
If you have 3 exams on the same day as our final, you can attend the other final listed here.
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| Final Exam
Given in our regular classroom
The exam will cover everything in the course, with some emphasis on the last material covered over which you have not seen in one of our weekly quizzes.
You are permitted to bring one 8.5″ x 11″ cheat sheet to the quiz, hand written by you (no copies) on TWO SIDES, no example problems, equations only. You are also permitted to bring a copy of the equations sheets we developed during the semester. Click here for a copy. Finally, you should bring a copy of the F.E. Exam Reference Manual with no notes of any kind written on it. Click here for a copy.
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