Learning Objectives:
(1) Utilize continuum mechanics and the theory of elasticity to develop solutions of practical engineering problems concerned with stress and deformation analysis.
(2) Proficient in tensor analysis, coordinate transformations, alternative measures of strain, elastic constitutive equations, stress measures, formulation and solution of two and three dimensional elasticity problems.
(3) Understand advanced beam theory for shear deformation and large deformation, contact mechanics, stress concentration, pressure vessels and compound cylinders, thermal stress analysis, and stresses in layered microelectronic devices.


Class schedule and classroom: M & W 11:45 am – 1 pm @ 2232 EB3

Dr. Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang (faculty page)
Office: 3158 EB3.
Office Hours: 1 – 2 pm EST, Mondays and Wednesdays
Tel: 919.513.0798.
E-Mail: hshuang@ncsu.edu

Recommended Textbook (not required): The Linearized Theory of Elasticity, by W.S. Slaughter. Boston: Birkhäuser, 2002.

Additional Reference:
1. The Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Continua, by Gurtin, Fried, & Anand. Cambridge, 2010.
2. Mathematical Theory of Elasticity, by Sokolnikoff. Krieger Publishing Company, 1956.
3. Theory of Elasticity, by Timoshenko, S. P. and J. N. Goodier. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1970.
4. Applied Mechanics of Solids, by Allan F. Bower. CRC Press, 2009.
5. imechanica: web of mechanics and mechanicians Read More

Syllabus, Schedule and Lecture Notes: Introduction

HW assignments:

HW 1 Due on Aug. 31 hw1 Solution
HW 2 Due on Sept. 19 hw2 Solution
HW 3 Due on Sept. 28 hw3 Solution
HW 4 Due on Oct. 12 hw4 Solution
HW 5 Due on Oct 26 hw5 Solution
HW 6 Due on Nov. 02 hw6 Solution


Many in-class activities = 20%
Homework = 20%
Test 1 on Oct. 03 = 20%
Test 2 on Nov. 09 = 20%
Project Presentation on Nov. 28 & 30 = 20%


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:

  • 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.
  • 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 2:00 pm. Homeworks will not be accepted late.
  • Test discussion should be within one week after the tests are returned.
  • 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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