** **** ** **CEVE-MECH 311 Mechanics of Solids (3
credit hours)**

Spring 2010

Ryon
201 HZ 11:00 am to 12:15 pm

Instructor: Professor Satish Nagarajaiah

Department of Civil and Environmental
Eng.

Department of Mechanical Eng. and
Material Science

213 Ryon

713-348-6207

nagaraja@rice.edu

Office Hours: MW 4:00 to 5:00 PM

Course Analysis of stress and deformation of solids with
applications to bars, beams,

Content: and columns. Study of engineering
properties of materials. Applying equilibrium, compatibility, and
force-deformation relationships to structural elements. Introduction to
flexibility and stiffness method of structural analysis.

Prerequisite: CEVE/MECH 211

Textbook: Gere and Timoshenko, Mechanics of
Materials, Sixth Edition,

Thomson,
Brooks & Cole

Grading Policy:

Home Work –
20 %

Class participation -
5 %

First Exam –
25 %

Second Exam – 25 %

Final Exam –
25 %

Homework Policy:

Homework assigned during a week is due the following Monday.
Homework submitted late will receive partial grade at the discretion of the
instructor.

ADA

If you have a documented disability
that will impact your work in this class, please contact me to discuss your
needs. Additionally, you will need to register with the Disability Support
Services Office in the Ley Student Center.
713/348-5841; www.dss.rice.edu

Course Topics:

Stress, Strain, Mechanical
Properties of Materials

Normal stress and strain;
Mechanical properties of materials; Elasticity, inelasticity, and plasticity;
Linear elasticity, Hooke’s law, and Poisson’s ratio; Shear stress and strain;
Allowable stresses and allowable loads; Design for axial loads and direct shear

Axially Loaded Members, Axial
Stress and Strain, Strain Energy

Stiffness and flexibility of
bars; Changes in length of uniform and nonuniform bars; Statically
indeterminate bars; Stresses on inclined sections; Strain energy; Nonlinear behavior
and elastoplastic analysis; Design for axial loads

Torsion of Circular Bars,
Nonuniform Torsion, Strain Energy

Torsion of circular bars;
elastic and inelastic bars; Design for uniform and nonuniform torsion; Stresses
and strains on inclined sections due to torsion; Statically indeterminate
torsional members

Beams, Normal Stresses, Shear
Stresses

Bending moments and shear
forces; Normal stresses in beams; moment curvature relationship; flexure
formula; Design of beams for bending stresses; Shear stresses in beams of
rectangular sections and I-sections; Design of beams with eccentric axial load

Analysis of Stress and
Strain, Mohr’s Circle

Plane stress; principal
stresses and maximum shear stresses; Mohr’s circle for plane stress; Plane
strain; principal strains and maximum shear strains; Mohr’s circle for plane
strain

Deflection of Beams

Moment area method

Introduction to Analysis of
Statically Indeterminate Beams

Method of superposition

Introduction to Stiffness and
Flexibility Methods of Structural Analysis

Stiffness (Displacement)
method

Flexibility (Force) Method

Structural analysis using
MATLAB

Buckling and Stability of
Columns

Buckling; critical load,
critical stress

CEVE/ MECH 311 Course
Objectives and Outcomes

Course Objectives:

The
objective of 311 is to learn the fundamental concepts of stress, strain, and
deformation of solids with applications to bars, beams, and columns. Detailed
study of engineering properties of materials is also of interest. Fundamentals
of applying equilibrium, compatibility, and force-deformation relationships to
structural elements are emphasized. The students are introduced to advanced
concepts of flexibility and stiffness method of structural analysis. The course
builds on the fundamental concepts of engineering mechanics course (211). The
students will:

1. Gain a fundamental understanding of the
concepts of stress and strain by analysis of solids and structures

2. Study engineering properties of materials,
force-deformation, and stress-strain relationship

3. Learn fundamental principles of equilibrium,
compatibility, and force-deformation relationship, and principle of
superposition in linear solids and structures

4. Analyze determinate and indeterminate axial
members, torsional members, and beams, and determinate trusses to determine
axial forces, torque, shear forces, and bending moments

5. Determine stress, strain, deformation of bars,
trusses, and beams; stress and strain transformation

6. Learn the fundamental concepts of the method of
superposition, flexibility method, and stiffness method as applied to problems
involving statically determinate and indeterminate axial and torsional members,
and beams

7. Be able to perform structural analysis by hand
computations and by using computer software and design axial and torsional
members, bolts, trusses, and beams

Course
Outcomes:

Students successfully completing 311 course
will have a clear and thorough understanding of the fundamental concepts of
mechanics of solids and structures and basic analysis and design skills. The
students will have the ability to perform stress, strain, force and deformation
analysis by hand and by modern computer software based on stiffness method. The
students will be able to or have:

1. Fundamental understanding of the concepts of
stress and strain in mechanics of solids and structures and material properties

2. Apply the fundamental concepts of principle of
superposition, equilibrium, compatibility, force-deformation, and stress-strain
relationships to the solid and structural mechanics problems

3. Analyze determinate and indeterminate bars,
beams, and determinate trusses to determine axial forces, torques, shear
forces, and bending moments

4. Physical insight into distribution of stresses
and strains in structural members by determining stress, strain, and
deformation of bars, trusses, and beams, and performing stress and strain
transformations

5. Basic understanding of the method of
superposition, flexibility method, and stiffness method as applied to
statically determinate and indeterminate axial and torsional members, and beams

6. The ability to design structural members given
the dimensions, material properties such as force-displacement relationships,
boundary conditions, loading, allowable stresses, and factor of safety

7. Perform structural analysis using computer
software and document analysis results, write detailed assessments, and
communicate findings

** **** CEVE 312
Strength of Materials Laboratory (One Credit Hour)**

Spring
Semester 2009

Ryon
201 – Tuesday 2:30 to 5:30 pm

Instructor : Professor Satish
Nagarajaiah

Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering

213 Ryon Laboratory

713-348-6207

nagaraja@rice.edu

Laboratory Technician:
Albert
Daniel Neumann

Albert.D.Neumann@rice.edu

107 Ryon Engineering Lab

713-348-4335

Laboratory Assistants :
Chaojun Huang

Chaojun.Huang@rice.edu

Venkata
Srivishnu Mohan Vemuru

Srivishnu.Mohan.V.Vemuru@rice.edu

Office Hours : TBA

Prerequisite : Concurrent or
previous enrollment in CEVE/MECH 311

Course Content : Instruction
in standard tension, compression, and torsion tests of ferrous, nonferrous
metals, and concrete. Includes experimental techniques and application of
strain gauges and study of beams and columns.

Textbook : James M. Gere,
Mechanics of Materials, Sixth Edition

Grading Policy : Laboratory
Reports 100%

Laboratory Report due date will
be announced in class. Report submitted late will receive partial grade at the
discretion of the instructor.

ADA

If you have a documented
disability that will impact your work in this class, please contact me to
discuss your needs. Additionally, you will need to register with the Disability
Support Services Office in the Ley Student Center. 713/348-5841;
www.rice.edu/dss

TOPICS:

•
Data Analysis (1 class)

•
Determination of natural frequency of structural models (1 class)

•
Buckling of Columns (1 class)

•
Testing of beams (1 class)

•
Testing of truss and frame (1 class)

•
Tensile tests of Steel, Aluminum, and Copper Bars (1 class)

•
Proportioning of concrete mixes and compressive, split cylinder, and flexural
tests on concrete (2 classes)

•
Determination of the beam deflection equation for a simply supported beam (1
class)

•
Flexural and shear failure of a wooden beam (1 class)

•
Techniques in applying electrical resistance strain gages and methods of making
measurements (2 classes)

•
Strain Measurements (1 class)

LABORATORY REPORTS:

Laboratory reports should
consist of the following:

1.
Title Page showing the name of the experiment, date performed, name of the
student(s) submitting the report.

2.
Abstract involving overview of the objectives, procedure, the results of the
experiment and main conclusion.

3.
Table of Contents

4.
Objectives –A brief description of the objectives of the experiment.

5.
Procedure –A description of the actual techniques, equipment and procedure
used.

6.
Results –Presentation of test results. Results are to be tabulated if necessary.
Actual data need not be presented here.

7.
Discussion –Should contain an explanation of calculations and results. Compare
results with expectations, and suggest possible sources of error, if relevant.

8.
Conclusions –A brief summary of the experimental results in relation to the
original objectives of the experiment.

9.
References

10.
Appendix –Data and sample calculations must be presented.

All parts of the report must
be typed using a word processor*.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

CEVE 312 is a sophomore level
laboratory course for engineering students designed to demonstrate behavior of
materials and structural elements using experiments. The objectives of the
course are as follows:

1.
Learn experimental techniques

2.
Determine mechanical properties of materials by experiments

3.
Learn behavior of structural elements by experiments

4.
Learn to analyze and synthesize test results, write individual and group
reports incorporating experimental data,

graphs, assessment of
results, and conclusions

COURSE OUTCOMES

CEVE 312 has the following
outcomes. Students completing the course will have:

1. Ability to design and
conduct experiments, acquire data, analyze and interpret data

2. Ability to determine the
behavior of ferrous and nonferrous metals subjected to normal and shear
stresses by means

of
experiments

3. Ability to determine the
behavior of structural elements, such as bars, beams and columns subjected to
tension,

compression,
shear, bending, and torsion by means of experiments

4. Physical insight into the
behavior materials and structural elements, including distribution of stresses
and strains,

deformations and failure modes

5. Write individual and
group reports: present objectives, describe test procedures and results,
synthesize and discuss

the
test results, present conclusions