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winter 17 - engr14 - intro to solid mechanics

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engr14 - intro to solid mechanics 17
engr14 on youtube, mech1 on youtube

ellen kuhl, walter goodwin, kayla powers
shivani torres, jeanny wang

tue/thu 11:30-1:20, 550-200
office hours tbd, 520-155
syllabus

 

goals

why do things break? to reliably predict what’s going on inside a structure, we need to know the forces that act on it. it’s newton’s law that helps us to determine these forces. basically, this class is all about newton’s law, force equilibrium, and its application to civil, mechanical, aerospace, and biological problems. we explore it for particles first, then for two-dimensional, and finally for three-dimensional systems. first we look at the structure from the outside, then from the inside. we learn how to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. to do so, you should be familiar with and not afraid of maths, vectors, and basic physics.

grading

  • 20 % homework - 5 homework assignments, 4% each
  • 25 % midterm 1 - closed book, closed notes, one single page cheat sheet
  • 25 % midterm 2 - take home exam
  • 25 % final - closed book, closed notes, one single page cheat sheet

the best of the three exams will count 30% towards your final grade

syllabus

day date topic chapter notes/slides
w01 force week ch 1-2
tue jan 10 what's statics? 1.1-1.5 n01,s01
thu jan 12 what's a force? 2.1-2.9 n02,s02
w02 particle week ch 3
tue jan 17 what's a free body diagram at a point? 3.1-3.2 n03,s03
thu jan 19 what's force equilibrium at a point? 3.3-3.4 n04,s04
w03 moment week ch 4
tue jan 24 what's a moment? 4.1-4.4 n05,s05
thu jan 26 what's a couple? what's distributed loading? 4.5-4.7 n06,s06
w04 practice week ch 1-4
tue jan 31 problems, problem, problems ... 1.1-4.7 n07,s07
thu feb 02 midterm 1, in class, closed book, 1 cheat sheet 1.1-4.7
w05 2d equilibrium week ch 5
tue feb 07 what's a free body diagram of a 2d system? 5.1-5.2 n08,s08
thu feb 09 what force and moment equilibrium in 2d? 5.3-5.4 n09,s09
w06 3d equilibrium week ch 5
tue feb 14 what's a free body diagram of a 3d system? 5.5 n10,s10
thu feb 16 what's force and moment equilibrium in 3d? 5.6-5.7 n11,s11
w07 structures week ch 6
tue feb 21 what's truss? 6.1-6.3 n12,s12
thu feb 23 what's a frame? 6.6 n13,s13
w08 internal force week ch 7
tue feb 28 midterm 2, all day take home, tue 12pm - wed 2pm 5.1-6.6
thu mar 02 what's a shear and moment diagram? 7.1-7.3 n14,s14
w09 friction and center week ch 8-9
tue mar 07 what's friction? 8.1-8.2 n15,s15
thu mar 09 what's the center? 9.1-9.2 n16,s16
w10 that's it week ch 1-9
tue mar 14 the last lecture 1.1-9.2 n17,s17
thu mar 16 problems, problems, problems ... 1.1-9.2 n18,s18
thu mar 23 final 12:15-3:15pm, in class, closed book, 1 cheat sheet 1.1-9.2


download syllabus here

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