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