This course introduces the basic concepts/principles of engineering mechanics, with a focus on the mechanics of materials. Prerequisites include statics, dynamics and calculus. To develop analytical techniques of mechanics of materials, this course will rely on students’ prerequisite knowledge of mathematics and basic science. However, exemptions of no prerequisites being taken may be allowed under special circumstances. Upon taking this course, students will learn the constitutive law of materials, and the behavior of axial member, beam and column, subjected to different types of external loads including axial force, torsion, bending moment and shear force. As an engineer, it is essential to understand the theoretical developments of analysis tools for the internal forces and deformations when a component of structure (e.g., bridge and building) experiencing external loads, in order to select the appropriate materials and design the dimension/shape of the component accordingly. This course will start with the introduction of common material properties (e.g., Young’s modulus, yielding strength, residual strain), the definition of stress and strain, followed by the mechanics of axial members, beam and column. Course materials may be slightly adjusted depending on the progress of the classes. Grading will be based on the attendance, assignments, quiz, midterm and final exam.
|At? the? end? of ?this? course, students are anticipated to be well-prepared in the following items:
1. Understand the behavior of materials subjected to excessive loads.
2. Identify members subjected to axial force, torsion, shear and bending moment.
3. Solve stress analysis and deformation (elongation, rotation, and deflection) problems for axial members and beams.
4. Identify column buckling.
5. Identify statically indeterminate beams.
6. Solve simple statically indeterminate problems in beams.
7. Understand the relationship between normal stress and shear stress.