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CE2220: Introduction to the Mechanics of Solids (Fall 2016)

Time: 12:45pm - 2:00pm TR

Location: Funger Hall 209

Instructor: Prof. Arzhang Angoshtari


Office Hours: 3:00pm - 5:30pm TW
Email: aangoshtari@gwu.edu (The best way to contact me!)
Grader: Ms. Claire Silverstein

Office: SEH 3510


Phone: 202-994-0532

Email: csilvs@gwmail.gwu.edu

Catalog Description
Stress & strain, axial load problems, torsion, shear force & bending moment, pure bending of
beams, shearing stresses in beams, compound stresses, analysis of plane stress & plane strain, combined stresses, deflection of beams, statically indeterminate problems, columns, the energy methods.
Prerequisites: APSC 2057 & APSC 2113

Credit Hours: 3

Learning Objectives: This course provides an introduction to solid mechanics. Students will
learn fundamentals of mechanics and stress analysis for the purpose of analysis and design of
simple structural components such as beams and columns. This course provides a foundation
for all subsequent structural and design courses. The course ABET outcomes and its learning
objectives are as follows.
ABET Outcomes

Learning Objectives

(a) An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

1. Analyze loading on simple structures, understand


plane strain and stress problems and the theoretical
foundation

(c) An ability to design a system, component, or process


to meet desired needs within realistic constraints
such as economic, environmental, social, political,
ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and
sustainability

2. Understand/analyze structural members and beam


deflection, bending, torsion, and stresses (tensile,
compressive, shear, bending, and combined stresses)

(e) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

4. Analyze (simple) indeterminate structures

(k) An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern


engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

5. Apply theoretical methods to solve solid mechanics analysis and design problems, while considering
various constraints

3. Apply force-deflection and energy methods for stress


analysis and design

Required Textbook: Beer, Johnston, DeWolf, & Mazurek, Mechanics of Materials, McGraw-Hill, 6th Edition.
Tentative Course Topics
Ch.1: Concept of stress (1.2,1.3), normal & shear stress (1.5-1.7), stress under general loading (1.11,1.12)
Ch.2: Normal strain (2.2), stress-strain diagram (2.3), Hookes law (2.5,2.11,2.12), plasticity & fatigue (2.6,2.7), deformations & indeterminate problems (2.8,2.9), thermal stress (2.10), shear strain
(2.14,2.15), stress distribution & stress concentration (2.17,2.18)
Ch.3: Torsion of circular shafts (3.2-3.8)
Ch.4: Pure bending (4.2-4.6), unsymmetric bending (4.13), eccentric axial loading (4.12,4.14)

Ch.5: Analysis of bending beams (5.2,5.3)


Ch.6: Shearing stresses in Beams (6.2-6.4,6.6), shearing stresses in thin-walled members (6.7,6.9)
Ch.7: Plane stress, principal stresses, & Mohrs circle (7.2-7.4), stresses in thin-walled pressure vessels (7.9)
Ch.8: Principal stresses in beams (8.2), design of shafts (8.3), stress under combined loading (8.4)
Ch.9: Deflections of beams (9.2-9.5), method of superposition (9.7,9.8)
Ch.10: Stability of structures & Eulers formula (10.2-10.4), design of columns (10.6,10.7)
Ch.11: Elastic strain energy (11.2-11.5), the work-energy method (11.9-11.11,11.14), Castiglianos theorem
(11.12,11.13)

Grading
Grade = Homework(30%) + Quiz(20%) + Midterm Exam(25%) + Final Exam(25%) + Extra(15%)
Homework

Distribution
Due Date

HW #1

HW #2

HW #3

HW #4

HW #5

HW #6

HW #7

Sep 06
Sep 13

Sep 15
Sep 22

Sep 27
Oct 04

Oct 06
Oct 13

Nov 01
Nov 08

Nov 10
Nov 17

Nov 22
Dec 01

HWs must be written neatly, otherwise they will not be graded.


HWs will be collected at the beginning of class. If you are unable to attend class on a due date, you can
email your HW. HWs received after 2:00pm on due dates will not be accepted.

Quiz: Several quizzes will be taken throughout the semester without prior notice. Quizzes will be
from the topics of the last two sessions.
Midterm Exam: Oct 18. Closed book.
Final Exam: TBD. Closed book.
Extra Credit: There will be NO makeup HWs, quizzes, or exams. Instead, optional extra activities can be done to improve the total grade. These activities will be determined throughout the
semester and include solving additional exercises and/or designing relevant experiments.
Letter Grade: A:90+, A-:87+, B+:83+, B:80+, B-:77+, C+:73+, C:70+, C-:67+, D+:65+,
D:62+, D-:60+, F:<60.
Religious Accommodation: Students should notify the instructor during the first week of the
semester of their intention to be absent from class on their day(s) of religious observance.
Students with Disabilities: Any student who may need an accommodation based on the potential impact of a disability should contact the Disability Support Services office at 202-994-8250 in
Rome Hall, Suite 102, to establish eligibility and to coordinate reasonable accommodations.
Academic Integrity: Discussion and group studies are encouraged, however, all submitted material MUST be the students individual work. The GW Code of Academic Integrity applies in
this class, see https://studentconduct.gwu.edu/code-academic-integrity.