Course Meeting Times
Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session
Recitations: 1 session / week, 1.5 hours / session
Course Structure
Lectures
Each week there will be two lectures. Attendance at lectures is mandatory.
Recitations
Each week, students will meet for a 1.5-hour recitation section consisting of 10 - 20 students. Attendance during these sessions is mandatory. The recitation sections will consist of additional discussion of course material, examples and experiments. These sections serve three main purposes: (1) they provide a more informal opportunity to explore issues and ask questions about lectures, texts, or previously assigned material which requires clarification; (2) example problems will be presented and discussed, and (3) they provide opportunities to further explore course topics with experiments.
Prerequisites and Corequisites
Prerequisites:
- 8.01 Physics I: Classical Mechanics
- 18.02 Multivariable Calculus
Corequisites:
Prerequisites and Corequisites are strictly enforced.
Texts
Required
- Hibbeler, R. C. Mechanics of Materials. 6th ed. East Rutherford, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004. ISBN: 9780131913455.
- Lecture Notes
Recommended
- Crandall, S. H., N. C. Dahl, and T. J. Lardner. An Introduction to the Mechanics of Solids. 2nd ed. New York, NY: McGraw Hill, 1979. ISBN: 9780070662308.
Assignments
Problem sets will typically be handed out on Wednesdays and due the following Wednesday. To receive credit, problem sets must be handed in at the beginning of class on the due date. Problem sets will not necessarily be assigned every week because of tests, holidays, etc. Late problem sets will not be accepted. The lowest problem set grade will be dropped.
You are welcome, and encouraged, to work on the assignment problems with fellow students. A good way to learn the material is in small study groups. Such groups work best if members have attempted the problems individually before meeting as a group. Of course, the assignment solution that you turn in should reflect your own understanding, and not that of your fellow students. In other words, do not copy directly from other students. If it is obvious that such direct copying has occurred, we will disallow that homework.
Tests
There will be two one and one-half hour quizzes and a three-hour final exam. These will be closed book. Two pages of notes (one-sided) are permitted for each quiz, four pages for the final.
Tutorials
The TAs will hold a tutorial session one or two days before each quiz. Details will be announced prior to each tutorial.
Grading
ACTIVITIES | PERCENTAGES |
---|---|
Homework | 13% |
Quiz 1 | 15% |
Quiz 2 | 25% |
Recitations | 12% |
Final Exam | 35% |
Calendar
LEC # | TOPICS | KEY DATES |
---|---|---|
Part 1: Statics - Elements of Equilibrium | ||
1 | Course Outline, Review of Forces and Moments, Introduction to Equilibrium | |
2 | Forces, Moments, Equilibrium | |
3 | Applying the Equations of Equilibrium, Planar Trusses | |
4 | Friction | |
Part 2: Forces and Moments Transmitted by Slender Members | ||
5 | Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams | Problem set 1 due |
6 | Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams (cont.) | Problem set 2 due |
Part 3: Mechanics of Deformable Bodies - Introduction | ||
7 | Force-deformation Relationships and Static Indeterminacy | |
8 | Finishing up Static Indeterminacy; Uniaxial Loading and Material Properties | Problem set 3 due |
9 | Trusses and Their Deformations | Problem set 4 due |
10 | Statically Determinate and Indeterminate Trusses | Problem set 5 due |
11 | Quiz 1 | |
Part 4: Force-Stress-Equilibrium | ||
12 | Multiaxial Stress | |
13 | Multiaxial Stress and Strain | |
Part 5: Displacement - Strain | ||
14 | Multiaxial Strain and Multiaxial Stress-strain Relationships | |
Part 6: Linear Elasticity - Material Behavior | ||
15 | Stress-strain-temperature Relationships and Thin-walled Pressure Vessels | Problem set 6 due |
16 | Stress Transformations and Principal Stress | |
17 | Stress and Strain Transformations | Problem set 7 due |
18 | Failure of Materials and Examples | Problem set 8 due |
19 | Quiz 2 | |
Part 7: Bending: Stress and Strains; Deflections | ||
20 | Pure Bending | |
21 | Moment-curvature Relationship | Problem set 9 due |
22 | Beam Deflection | |
23 | Symmetry, Superposition, and Statically Indeterminate Beams | Problem set 10 due |
Part 8: Torsion; Energy Methods | ||
24 | Torsion and Twisting | |
25 | Torsion Examples | Problem set 11 due |
26 | Energy Methods | |
27 | Examples |