This course provides introductory concept and theory of Mechanics of Materials which is an engineering field deals with strength, rigidity and stability of materials and structures. Principal subjects are the concept of stress and strain, the theory of tension and compression of rods, the theory of torsion of shafts, and the theory of bending of beams. This course is provided in the lecture style but some simple homework is given every time to let students gain basic understandings of the subject.
The aims of this course are to learn basic concept and theory of Mechanics of Materials and to get basic ability to design and evaluate the strength and rigidity of simple structural elements.
The goal of this course is to get basic ability to design and evaluate the strength and rigidity of simple structural elements such as:
(1) Rod subjected to tension and compression,
(2) Shaft subjected to torsion, and
(3) Beam subjected to bending.
External Force, Internal Force, Stress, Strain, Young's modulus, Hooke's law, Rod, Shaft, Torsinal Moment, Beam, Shering Force, Bending Moment
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
A 90-minute lecture and simple homework is given in each class.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction||To review the knowledge of Statics and to confirm the purpose of Mechanics of Materials.|
|Class 2||Stress and Strain||To learn the basic concept of stress and strain.|
|Class 3||Strength and Rigidity of Materials||To learn the concept of strength and rigidity of materials.|
|Class 4||Tension and Compression of Rods||To learn the theory of tension and compression of rods.|
|Class 5||Statically Indeterminant Problems and Thermal Stress||To learn the solution of the statically indeterminant problems and thermal stress problems with respect to the tension and compression of rods.|
|Class 6||Torsion of Shafts.||To learn the theory of torsion of shafts.|
|Class 7||Shearing Force and Bending Moment of Beams||To learn the equilibrium of forces and moments acting on a beam.|
|Class 8||Bending Stress of Beams||To learn the theory of bending stress of beams.|
T. Koizumi (editor), H. Kasano, T. Hara and Y. Minakuchi, Fundamentals of Mechanics of Materials (Revised Edition), Yokendo (2014)
Not specified. All the content of this course is included in the specified text so as to make the students possible to prepare and review before and after each class, respectively, by themselves.
The weights for the homework and the final examination are 10-20 % and 80-90 %, respectively.
This course directly connects to ARC.S202 Fundamentals of Mechanics of Materials B in the succeeding Quarter. The same text is used in both courses.