Learning Objectives: Be able to analyze and design mechanical components based on deflection, material, static strength and fatigue requirements. Typical components include beams, shafts, pressure vessels and bolted and welded joints.

Class schedule and classroom: Tu & Th 3:50-5:05 pm @ R2124 EB3

Dr. Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang (faculty page)
Office: 3158 EB3.
Office Hours: 5:05 pm – 6:00 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays
E-Mail: hshuang@ncsu.edu

Shigley’s Mechanical Engineering Design, Budynas and Nisbett, 10th Edition, McGraw Hill.
Mechanics of Materials, 7th Edition, Beer, F.P., Johnston, E.R., et al., McGraw-Hill.

Inclass activities:

TurningPoint Clickers are used for inclass activities. The in-class problems are given according to contents of each lecture. Please check out clicker FAQ.

Inclass activities via Top Hat (Join Code: 945337):

Top Hat are used for in-class activities. The in-class problems are given according to contents of each lecture. Please check out Top Hat here:

Syllabus, Reading Assignment and Lecture Notes:

Intro Stress Analysis (a) Stress Analysis (b) Review 1
Energy Method Column Design Review 2 Matrix Method (MATLAB code; MATLAB GUI)
Skew Loading Failure, Fracture, and Fatigue Review 3 Final Review


HW assignments:

HW 1 Due on Aug. 27 Problems 3.16 (a), 3.16 (b), 3.24, 3.26 Solution
HW 2 Due on Sept. 08 Problems 3.34(c) , 3.58, 3.60, 3.67, 3.69 Solution
HW 3 Due on Sept. 15 Problems 3.71, 3.92, 3.96, 3.139 Solution
HW 4 Due on Oct. 1 Problems 4.68, 4.70, and 4.72 Solution
HW 5 Due on Oct 13 Problems 4.80, 4.81 and 4.88 Solution
HW 6 Due on Oct. 29 hw6 Solution
HW 7 Due on Nov. 5 hw7 Solution
HW 8 Due on Nov. 12 hw8 Solution


Additional Lecture Notes:
Please download additional readings for the Matrix Method.
Please download additional readings for the Non-Symmetric Beams.


Many in-class activities = 10%
8 Homeworks = 15%
Test 1 on Sept. 22 = 25%
Test 2 on Oct. 20 = 25%
Test 3 on Nov. 17 = 25%
Optional Final on December 10 (1-4 pm) = 25%


Grade Distribution:

97% -100% = A+ 94% -96% = A 90% -93% = A- 87% -89% = B+ 84% -86% = B 80% -83% = B-
77% -79% = C+ 74% -76% = C 70% -73% = C- 67% -69% = D+ 64% -66% = D 60% -63% = D-
0% -59% = F


Policies, Regulations, and Rules:

  • All homework papers are required to be stapled in the upper left-hand corner (failing to do so will result in a zero grade) and turned in before 5:30pm. Homeworks will not be accepted late.
  • Attendance in class is required. Make-up work will be available only for excused absences and a written request with explanation will be required. It must be arranged within two weeks of the due date at the option of the instructor, prior to two weeks before the end of classes.
  • Requests for test regrading should be within one week after the tests are returned. A written request with explanation will be required.
  • Students are expected to be familiar with the University policy on Academic Integrity.
  • An Honor Pledge is expected to be signed and dated on each test, final exam, and any additional special assignments. The Honor pledge will be as follows: ”I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid on this test, exam or special assignment. I have not discussed the contents of this test or exam prior to taking it.”
  • Reasonable accommodations will be made for students with verifiable disabilities.

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