ENGRCEE 150L Mechanics of Materials Laboratory (2014-2015)

ENGRCEE 150L Mechanics of Materials Laboratory

(Required for CE and EnE.)
Catalog Data:

ENGRCEE 150L Mechanics of Materials Laboratory (Credit Units: 1) Experimental methods and fundamentals for mechanics of materials analysis. Materials fee. Corequisite: CEE150. Prerequisite: CEE30. Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering majors have first consideration for enrollment. Only one course from ENGRCEE 150L, ENGRMAE 150L may be taken for credit. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
None
Recommended Textbook:
None
References:

Course Handouts and Class Notes

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

1. Conduct axial tension test to construct the stress-strain diagram, and to determine the Young's modulus, yield stress and ultimate stress. (EAC a, EAC b, EAC e)

2. Conduct shear test of riveted joints to determine the mode of failure. (EAC a, EAC b, EAC e)

3. Conduct torsion test of a metallic cylinder to determine the value of elastic modulus of rigidity, yield stress and ductility. (EAC a, EAC b, EAC e)

4. Conduct beam test of a simply supported beam to determine flexural stiffness, yield moment and plastic moment. (EAC a, EAC b, EAC e)

Prerequisites by Topic

Vector mechanics & Newtonian Statics

Lecture Topics:
  • Tensile Test: Axial extension test of cylindrical samples made of Steel, Brass and Aluminum, with the aim of drawing the stress-strain diagrams and determining the Young's modulus, yield stress and ultimate stress.
  • Shear Test: Shear test of Riveted Joints (Single Lap Splice and Double Lap Splice) with the aim of determining the mode of failure on the basis of prior computations of shear stress, bearing stress and axial stress.
  • Torsion Test: Torsion test of a Steel Cylinder to determine the value of elastic modulus of rigidity, yield stress and ductility.
  • Beam Test:- Test of a simply supported steel beam to determine flexural stiffness, yield moment and plastic moment.
Class Schedule:

Meets for 1 hour of laboratory each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

MATLAB or MS Excel

Laboratory Projects:

A formal project report should be submitted in time after each laboratory test described in Lecture Topics. A total of 4 laboratory project reports are required. The format of each project report should include: (i) abstract, (ii) introduction and description of experimental test, (iii) experimental test results, including relevant data and graphs and photographs of damaged specimens (iv) analyses, including calculations, comparison between analytical and laboratory observed results, identification of failure modes, and answers to questions, and (v) conclusions.

Professional Component

Contributes to Engineering Topics Courses of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering majors.

Design Content Description
Approach:

None.

Lectures:
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Lab attendance & participation: 25%
  • Lab Report: 50%
  • Final Exam: 25%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 1.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 1.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

Prepared:
October 1, 2014
Senate Approved:
April 11, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr