ME 323: Mechanics of Materials
This page is set up to provide you with links to course material that is directly related to each class period. Please use this as a guideline for your daily work in the course.
Please note that most of the lecture book examples are found in the lecture book; however, to reduce the length of the lecture book, some of the examples have been moved from the lecture book to the Lecturebook examples page on this website. These examples are indicated by ( )** on this page. The conceptual questions listed below are also found on the Lecturebook examples page.
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Animations and demos
Course information
General discussion
Homework/Discussion
Lecture book examples
WEEK 1
WEEK 2
Monday, January 15
No class: University holiday

WEEK 3
WEEK 4
WEEK 5
WEEK 6
Monday, February 12
Beams: shear stresses
Lecture book reading: Chapter 10
Lecture book video: Example 10.7
Lecture book video: Example 10.8**
Lecture book video: Example 10.9**
Lecture book video: Example 10.10
Lecture book video: Example 10.11
Lecture book video: Example 10.12**
Lecture book video: Example 10.13 (in book)
Lecture book video: Example 10.14**
Lecture book video: Example 10.15**
Conceptual questions: 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, 10.12
Animation: shear stress in beams
Explanation video: YouTube video on stresses in beams (very nicely done)
Daily summary: general stresses in beams

WEEK 7
Monday, February 19
Beams: deflections using integration (indeterminate)
Lecture book reading: Chapter 11
Lecture book video: Example 11.8 (in book)
Lecture book video: Example 11.9 (in book)
Lecture book video: Example 11.10
Lecture book video: Example 11.11
Conceptual questions: 11.2, 11.4
Daily summary: beam deflections (indeterminate) 1

WEEK 8
Wednesday, February 28
No class due to evening exam

Friday, March 1
Energy methods: Castigliano's method
Lecture book reading: Chapter 16
Lecture book video: Example 16.4 (in book)
Lecture book video: Example 16.5
Lecture book video: Example 16.6 (in book)
Lecture book video: Example 16.7 (in book)
Daily summary: Castigliano 2

WEEK 9
Friday, March 8
Shear force/bending moment diagrams (indeterminate)
Special problems to be supplied

WEEK 10
Monday, March 18
Shear force/bending moment diagrams (indeterminate)
Special problems to be supplied

Wednesday, March 20
Energy methods: finite element method
Lecture book reading: Chapter 17
Lecture book video: Example 17.1 (in book)
Lecture book video: Example 17.2 (in book)
Animation: building FE stiffness matrix and forcing vector
Daily summary: finite element method 1

Friday, March 22
Energy methods: finite element method
Lecture book reading: Chapter 17
Lecture book video: Example 17.3
Lecture book video: Example 17.4 (in book)
Daily summary: finite element method 2

WEEK 11
WEEK 12
Monday, April 1
Exam review

Wednesday, April 3
No class due to evening exam

WEEK 13
Wednesday, April 10
Stresses: combined loadings
Lecture book reading: Chapter 14
Lecture book video: Example 14.5
Lecture book video: Example 14.6
Lecture book video: Example 14.7**

Friday, April 12
Stresses: combined loadings
Lecture book reading: Chapter 14
Lecture book video: Example 14.8**
Lecture book video: Example 14.10 (in book)
Lecture book video: Example 14.11
Lecture book video: Example 14.12

WEEK 14
WEEK 15
Monday, April 22
Practice with combined loadings and failure analysis
Special problems to be supplied

Wednesday, April 24
Practice with combined loadings and failure analysis
Special problems to be supplied

Friday, April 26
Course review
