Readings

This course’s required textbook is Engineering Mechanics for Structures , written by Professor Louis Bucciarelli in 2002. This section contains links to full text versions of the book chapters.

Book Chapters

  • Chapter 1 - Introduction ( PDF )
  • Chapter 2 - Static Equilibrium Force and Moment ( PDF )
  • Chapter 3 - Internal Forces and Moments ( PDF )
  • Chapter 4 - Stress ( PDF )
  • Chapter 5 - Indeterminate Systems ( PDF )
  • Chapter 6 - Strain ( PDF )
  • Chapter 7 - Material Properties and Failure Phenomena ( PDF )
  • Chapter 8 - Stresses/Deflections Shafts in Torsion ( PDF )
  • Chapter 9 - Stresses: Beams in Bending ( PDF )
  • Chapter 10 - Deflections Due to Bending ( PDF )

week # ses # Topics   readings
Week 1 Lec 1 Introduction 1.1-1.4
Lab 0 Use of Spreadsheet  
Lec 2 Concept of Force 2.1
Week 2 Lec 3 Concept of Moment 2.2
Lab 1    
Lec 4 Static Equilibrium Requirements  
Lab 2 Design Exercise 1  
Lec 5 Truss Structures 3.1
Week 3 Lec 6    
Lab 3    
Lec 7 Beam Structures 3.2
Lab 4    
Lec 8    
Week 4 Lec 9 Design Exercise 2  
Lab 5 Torsion of Circular Shafts 3.3
Lec 10    
Lab 6 Thin Cylinder Under Pressure 3.4
Lec 11 Concept of Stress 4.1
Week 5 Lec 12    
Lab 7 Stress Component Transformation  
Lec 13    
Lab 8 Stress Fields 4.2
Quiz 1 Quiz 1  
Week 6 Lab 9 Indeterminate Systems 5.1
Lec 14 Compatibility of Deformation  
Lec 15    
Week 7 Lec 16 Truss Matrix Analysis 5.2
Lab 10    
Lec 17 Design Exercise 3  
Lab 11 Concept of Strain 6.1
Lec 18 Strain Component Transformation 6.2
Week 8 Lec 19    
Lab 12 Material Properties / Stress-Strain Relationship 7.1-7.3
Lec 20    
Lab 13 Modes of Failure 7.4
Lec 21 Stress / Deflections Shafts in Torsion 8.1-8.6
Week 9 Lec 22 Design
Exercise 4
 
Lab 14 Stresses - Beams in Bending 9.1-9.3
Lec 23    
Lab 15    
Lec 24 Shear Stresses in Beams 9.4
Week 10 Lec 25    
Quiz 2 Quiz 2  
Lec 26 Stresses in Composite Beams 9.5
Week 11 Lec 27 Design Exercise 5  
Lab 16    
Lec 28 Deflections Due to Bending 10.1
Lab 17    
Lec 29    
Week 12 Lec 30    
Lab 18 Buckling of Beams 10.2
Lec 31    
Week 13 Lec 32 Design Exercise 6  
Lab 19    
Lec 33    
Lab 20    
Week 14 Lec 34 Frame Matrix Analysis 10.3
Lec 35 Some Special Methods 5.3, 10.4

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