Mechanics of Solids

Course Details

Course Number: MENG 2223  Spring 2012

Location: McCoy Engineering Hall

Classroom Number: 207

Days & Times:
Office Hours:  MWF: 10am - 12 noon; TR: 2.30-4.30 p.m.; other days and times by appointment.

 

 

Course Schedule: MWF: 9:00 -9:50 AM

 



Course Attachments

Textbooks

Mechanics of Solids
by Hibbeler eight edition
  ISBN: 978-0-13-602230-5

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Jan W. Brink   
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Course Objectives

 

OBJECTIVES:

Define the general stress/strain behavior of materials.

Define the relationship between stress and strain mathematically.
Create free body diagrams.
Calculate support reactions and member forces.
Determine member properties: area, centroid, moment of inertia and structural section.
Develop beam and shaft behavior from stress and strain relationships.
Utilization of principle of superposition in analysis of complex problems.
Determination of member force, torque, shear and bending moment diagrams.
Determination of equations for beam shear and bending moments.
Determination of beam slope and elastic curve diagrams.
Determination of equations for beam slope and deflection.
Determination of state of stress at a point.
Determination of normal and shear stress in a specific direction at a point using a known state of stress and a transformation method.
Determination of state of stress due to combined loadings.
Design of axial members, beams and shafts.
Behavior of columns: moment of inertia, slenderness ratio and end conditions.

    


Course Expectations

GENERAL GUIDELINES

 

  • Plan on spending at least 6 hours outside of class to study the material and to work on homework assignments.  Do not wait until the last day to start working on your homework or prepare for the exam.   
  • Read the course material before coming to class. 
  • Utilize the office hours throughout the semester.   
  • Use a systematic approach to solve problems.  If a problem involves drawing a graph, use Excel or any other graphic software tool to draw the graph.  In engineering neatness is a must, not a luxury.
  • Although you are strongly encouraged to study in group, you must work individually when you solve homework problems otherwise you will not do well on the exams and quizzes.

 

GENERAL EDUCATION STATEMENT

Students in this course must demonstrate their competency in oral and written communication through written homework assignments and exams, and through solving problems on the board.  They must also demonstrate their ability to use the English language.

 

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY

Scholastic dishonesty will not be tolerated and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent.  You are expected to have read and understood the current issue of the student handbook regarding student responsibilities & rights, and the intellectual property policy information about procedures and what constitutes acceptable on-campus behavior.

 

DISCLAIMER  STATEMENT

Information contained in this syllabus, other than grading, late assignments, makeup work, and attendance policies, may be subject to change with advance notice, as deemed appropriate by the instructor.


Grading Standards
  • Course Grade

The final grade for the course will be based on the exam scores, the quiz scores, average of the scores earned in the homework assignments, and the score received for your attitude. The overall average score (X) for the course is determined as follows:

 

X =0.70x(exam1 score + exam 2 score + exam 3 score + exam 4 score) + 0.15x(homework average)       

     + 0.075x(attitude/participation/attendance score) + 0.075x(average quiz score)

Quizzes will be given at the beginning of class at unexpe3cted times. They take a short time. You have to be on time - no exceptions.

 


 A: 90-100; B: 80-89; C: 70-79; D: 60-69
 


Submission Format PolicyNote: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy
  • Late Assignment

Homework assignments must be turned in on the due date, at the beginning of class.  Once class starts, no homework will be accepted.  Do not ask one of your classmates to turn in an assignment for you.  It will not be accepted.  Turn in your homework on neat paper and in an organized manner.


Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements
  • Class Attendance

You are expected to attend class and are responsible for notes, homework assignments, and exams missed while being absent.

 

  • Late Assignment

Homework assignments must be turned in on the due date, at the beginning of class.  Once class starts, no homework will be accepted.  Do not ask one of your classmates to turn in an assignment for you.  It will not be accepted.  Turn in your homework on neat paper and in an organized manner.

 

  • Exam Make-up

You are expected to take the exam on the scheduled date and time it is given.  However, if for some acceptable reason you are not able to do so, then you must inform the instructor in advance.  The instructor will then decide whether you will be allowed to take a make-up exam, depending on the validity of your excuse

 


Other Policies
  • Student Attitude

Once class starts, the use of cell phone and/or pager, reading a newspaper, conducting private discussions, using the computer (unless asked by your instructor), working on anything that is not directly related to the course, making derogatory remarks about a classmate or your instructor will not be accepted and may result in your dismissal from the class.    

 

 

  • Late Assignment

Homework assignments must be turned in on the due date, at the beginning of class.  Once class starts, no homework will be accepted.  Do not ask one of your classmates to turn in an assignment for you.  It will not be accepted.  Turn in your homework on neat paper and in an organized manner.

 

  • Exam Make-up

You are expected to take the exam on the scheduled date and time it is given.  However, if for some acceptable reason you are not able to do so, then you must inform the instructor in advance.  The instructor will then decide whether you will be allowed to take a make-up exam, depending on the validity of your excuse.      

 

  • Exam Content

Although most of the exam problems are based on the material covered and have the same degree of difficulty as those assigned for homework or solved in class, some problems may involve concepts not necessarily covered in class. 

 

  • Evaluation Method

Your performance will be tested regularly throughout the semester by in-class exams, unannounced quizzes, and several homework assignments.  There will be three exams.  Homework assignments sets will be collected for grading, you are encouraged to submit each and every assignment.  Homework will only be accepted at the beginning of class, since I do not want you to work on the homework during class


Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.