ENGRCEE 150 Mechanics of Materials (2013-2014)

ENGRCEE 150 Mechanics of Materials

(Required for CE and EnE.)
Catalog Data:

ENGRCEE 150 Mechanics of Materials (Credit Units: 4) Stresses and strains, strain-stress diagrams, axial deformations, torsion, bending and shear stresses in beams, shear force and bending moment diagrams, combined stresses, principal stresses, Mohr's circle, deflection of beams, columns. Prerequisite: CEE30. Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering majors have first consideration for enrollment. Only one course from ENGRCEE 150, ENGR 150, ENGRMAE 150 may be taken for credit. (Design units: 1)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0136022305.

Recommended Textbook:

Gere, J.M. and S.P. Timoshenko. "Mechanics of Materials". 4th Edition, Cengage, 1997. ISBN 978-0534934293.

Farzin Zareian
Relationship to Student Outcomes
This course relates to Student Outcomes: EAC a, EAC c, EAC e.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Compute stresses and strains in simple members subject to axial loading, torsion, bending, and combined loading. (EAC a, EAC e)

2. Draw axial force, torque, shear and moment diagrams of simple members subject to combined loading. (EAC a, EAC e)

3. Compute deflection of beams. (EAC a, EAC e)

4. Design components to meet desired needs in terms of strength and deflection. (EAC c)

5. Compute buckling load of compressive members. (EAC a, EAC e)

Prerequisites by Topic

Calculus, Statics

Lecture Topics:
  • Stresses; Stress in Axially Loaded Members (0.5 week)
  • Strains; Stress-Strain Diagram; Axial Deformation (1.5 week)
  • Torsion (1 week)
  • Bending Stress in Beams (2.0 week)
  • Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams (0.5 week)
  • Transverse Loading and Shearing Stress in Beams (1 week)
  • Stresses Under Combined Loading (1 week)
  • Transformation of Stresses; Design of Beams (1 week)
  • Deflection of Beams; Statically Indeterminate Problems (1 week)
  • Columns (0.5 week)
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:


Laboratory Projects:

See CEE 150L

Professional Component

Contributes to the design experience and Engineering Topics courses of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering majors.

Design Content Description

The design activity involves short design problems which are also incorporated into the homework assignments. These problems address: (a) factor of safety and allowable stresses, and (b) basic considerations for the design of prismatic beams and transmission shafts.

Lectures: 100%
Laboratory Portion: 0%
Grading Criteria:
  • Problem Set: 15%
  • Midterm: 40%
  • Final: 45%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 3.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 1.0 credit units

June 17, 2013
Senate Approved:
April 11, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr