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3. EGR 210: Solid Mechanics Syllabus

PADNOS SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING, GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY

COURSE OUTLINE, FALL SEMESTER 1998

OBJECTIVE:

There are three objectives for this course. First it is important that you master the content of this course as this is the foundation for engineering analysis as well as almost all of the mechanical engineering courses that follow. Second, it is important that you master the engineering approach to problem solving. Finally, you will be expected to develop critical thinking skills by applying concepts learned in class the mechanical systems.

INSTRUCTOR:

Dr. John Farris

Assistant Professor, School of Engineering

Office: Pad 146 OR Suite 618, Eberhard Center

Phone: 771-6755

email: jackh@gvsu.edu

www: http://claymore.engineer.gvsu.edu

CLASS TIMES:

M, W, 2-3pm, F, 2-4pm, PAD 168

OFFICE HOURS:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11-12

Thursday 2-3

TEXTS:

3.10 Mechanics of Materials, by J.M. Gere and S.P. Timoshenko, PWS Publishing

3.11 EGR 209/210 -Statics and Solid Mechanics Lecture Notes, by H. Jack

PREREQUISITES:

EGR 210 students they need to have taken a basic statics course

EXAMS:

There will be a final exam. All students will be expected to write tests at the scheduled time, make-up tests will be given only in the most extreme circumstances at the discretion of the instructor.

HOMEWORK:

You will not be able to learn this material if you do not do problems. To encourage you to do homework in a professional manner, random samples of the assignments will be collected and graded. This homework may be collected as soon as the next class after introduction, and when collected it is due immediately. All homework solutions should be logical, concise, clear, and readable.In general the following rules should be observed,

Do all work on engineering computation paper, or on Mathcad.

Multiple page solutions should be stapled and given page numbers.

At the top of the page indicate your name, the date the work was done, and the course number.

Each problem should begin with a brief problem statement (do not copy out the question).

Free body diagrams will be required for most solutions, and should appear before the calculations.

The problem solution should be concise, logical, clear, neat, and correct.

The final answer should be clearly indicated with a box, or leader lines.

Mathcad solutions should be done entirely within Mathcad (i.e., not with a calculator or scrap paper)

BEAM BUILDING PROJECT:

The objective of this project is to build a beam with the highest failure load to weight ratio using approved materials. A list of approved materials and geometry constraints will be provided. All beams will be tested and a report will be required. The report will detail how the student applied concepts learned in the class to the project.

GRADING:

The grade for this course will be determined as follows:

Exam 55%

Homework 30%

Project 15%

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:

Dates Lec.# Topic

08/31 1 Course overview

2 2D and 3D force review

3 Equilibrium review

4 Free body diagram review

09/09 5 Axial and shear stress

6 Analysis of stress in rigid bodies

09/14 7 Oblique and generalized stress

8 Strain and Failure

9 Shear strain

10 Moments Review

09/21 11 Torsion

12 Centroids and parallel axis theorem review

13 3D equilibrium review

14 Loading and Factor if safety

09/28 15 Stress Failure

16 Strain Failure

17 Truss and frame review

18 Internal forces in beams review

10/05 19 Moments of Inertia Review

20 Pure Bending

21 Transverse Loading

Review

10/12 Review

Review

Review

Final Examination (2 hours)

MARK CONVERSION CHART:

The chart below shows how the numerical grades in the course will be converted to letter grades.

A 93-100%

A- 90-92%

B+ 87-89%

B 83-86%

B- 80-82%

C+ 77-79%

C 73-76%

C 70-72%

D+ 67-69%

D 60-66%

F 0-59%

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