TAM 251: Introductory Solid Mechanics

 

Lecture notes are posted in the schedule below
Lecture recordings link

Our quiz window is Thursday - Saturday. We will also have quiz retries, 1 week after each first try quiz. The schedule bellow shows the week of each first try quiz

Week Day Date Lectures CBTF Quiz
(Subject to Changes!)

HW Due Date
(Subject to Changes!)

Worksheet
1 M Aug 23

Introduction & Course Overview
Post-lecture Notes

    WS #1: Introduction and Review of Statics
1 W Aug 25

Statics Review
Ch01-Prelecture
Post-lecture Notes

   
1 F Aug 27

Normal Stress
Post-lecture Notes

  HW #0: Statics review
2 M Aug 30

Shear Stress
Post-lecture Notes

    WS #2: Elbow Joint
2 W Sep 1

Stress Design
Post-lecture Notes

  HW #1: Stress
  F Sep 3

Strain
Ch02-Prelecture
Post-lecture Notes

   
3 M Sep 6

No class - Labor Day

    WS #3: Tailgate
3 W Sep 8

Material Properties
Ch03-Prelecture
Post-lecture Notes

  HW #2: Strain
3 F Sep 10

Material Properties
Post-lecture Notes

Quiz 1: Stress and Strain

 
4 M Sep 13

Axial Loading
Ch04-Prelecture
Post-lecture Notes

    WS #4: Bridge
4 W Sep 15

Axial loading
Post-lecture Notes

  HW #3: Material properties and axial loading - Part 1
4 F Sep 17

Axial loading
Post-lecture Notes

   
5 M Sep 20

Axial loading
Post-lecture Notes

    WS #5: Wind Turbine
5 W Sep 22

Torsion
Ch05-Prelecture
Post-lecture Notes

  HW #4: Axial loading - Part 2
5 F Sep 24

Torsion
Post-lecture Notes

Quiz 2: Material Properties and Axial Loading

 
6 M Sep 27

Torsion
Post-lecture Notes

    WS #6: Torsion Bar
6 W Sep 29

Torsion
Post-lecture Notes

  HW #5: Torsion - Part 1
6 F Oct 1

Shear and moment diagrams
Ch06-Prelecture
Post-lecture Notes

   
7 M Oct 4

Shear and moment diagrams
Post-lecture Notes

   

WS #7: Internal forces statics review

Stress Concentration Visualization

7 W Oct 6

Torsion review
Post-lecture Notes

  HW #6: Torsion - Part 2
7 F Oct 8

Beams in bending
Post-lecture Notes

Quiz 3: Torsion

 
8 M Oct 11

Beams in bending
Post-lecture Notes

   

WS #8: Bicycle!

Bike Chain Animation (Source: Fox Mahoney Youtube)

8 W Oct 13

Transverse shear
Ch07-Prelecture
Post-lecture Notes

  HW #7: Normal stress in beams
8 F Oct 15

Transverse shear
Post-lecture Notes

   
9 M Oct 18

Transverse shear
Post-lecture Notes

    WS #9: Boom Crane
9 W Oct 20

Beams bending and transverse shear review

  HW #8: Transverse shear in beams
9 F Oct 22

Pressure vessels, combined loading

Quiz 4: Beam Bending and Transverse Shear

 
10 M Oct 25

Combined loading

    WS #10: Beam Design
10 W Oct 27

Combined loading

 

 

10 F Oct 29

Combined loading

   
11 M Nov 1

Combined loading

    WS #11: Pipe System
11 W Nov 3

Combined loading review

  HW #9: Combined loading
11 F Nov 5

Stress transformation

Quiz 5: Combined loading

 
12 M Nov 8

Stress transformation

    WS #12: Mohr's Circle
12 W Nov 10

Failure theories

  HW #10: Stress transformation
12 F Nov 12

Failure theories

   
13 M Nov 15

Beam deflection

   

WS #13: Tongs

 

13 W Nov 17

Stress transformation, failure theories review

  HW #11: Beam deflection - Part 1
13 F Nov 19

Beam deflection

Quiz 6: Stress Transformation, Failure theories

 
Nov 20-28 Fall Break
14 M Nov 29

Beam deflection

    WS #14: Guitars
14 W Dec 1

Buckling

  HW #12: Beam deflection - Part 2
14 F Dec 3

Buckling

 

 
15 M Dec 6

Buckling

     
15 W Dec 8

Review

  HW #13: Buckling
15 F Dec 10

No Class

   

Final exam: TBD