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Department of Mechanical Engineering

Fall 2016 / ME231

Bilkent University
Mehmet Z. Baykara

ME231 / Fall 2016


Mechanics and Materials I
Instruction
Asst. Prof. Mehmet Z. Baykara
Instructor:

Room: EA 110, Phone: 3428


mehmet.baykara@bilkent.edu.tr

Office Hours: by appointment


Course Website: on Moodle
gul, Berkin Uluutku, Onur
Teaching Assistants: Levent Aslanbas, Hande Aydogmus, Alper Ozo
Vardar
Prerequisites: ME101, MATH101 and PHYS101, prerequisite for ME232, ME299 and ME341
Lecture Hours: (4 hours / 4 credits)
(Section 1-2) EE-03, Mon 10:40-12:30 , Thu 08:40-10:30
(Section 3-4) EE-03, Mon 08:40-10:30 , Wed 10:40-12:30
Lab Hours: (location to be announced)
(Section 1) Thu 15:40-17:30

(Section 3) Thu 08:40-10:30

(Section 2) Thu 13:40-15:30

(Section 4) Thu 10:40-12:30

Course Outline and Objectives


The goal of this course is to provide the students with the mechanics of materials fundamentals
that form a central ingredient of engineering design and analysis. The course content emphasizes
the principles and analysis of equilibrium and deformation in structures, specifically the principles
of static analysis combined with the theory of linear elasticity. On these foundations, the capability
of carrying out the three-dimensional analysis of combined bending and torsion loading scenarios
will be built, with a view towards characterizing and identifying structural failure. The underlying principles and concepts are essential to modern engineering approaches in materials science,
nanomechanics and biomechanics.

Assessment and Grading


Quiz (%18): 9 quizzes will be held. The quiz questions will be based on the content of
preceding homework assignments. The homeworks will not be graded.
Lab Report (%12):
Two lab sessions will be held. Reports will be submitted via MOODLE. Late submissions
will not be accepted.
Examination (%70): Midterm 1 (%20), Midterm 2 (%20), Final (%30)
FZ Policy: To qualify for the final exam, the average grade for the two midterms should be
at least 35 out of 100.
Syllabus

Department of Mechanical Engineering


Fall 2016 / ME231

Bilkent University
Mehmet Z. Baykara

Recommended Reading1
1. Hibbeler, R. C. (2014). Mechanics of Materials, Prentice Hall, 9th edition. [TA405 .H47 2014]
(This is the required course textbook. You can purchase the book from Meteksan Kitabevi.
Make sure to register for the online content it can be a valuable resource for studying.)
2. Hibbeler, R. C. (2010). Engineering Mechanics: Statics, Prentice Hall. [TA351 .H53 2010]
3. Beer, F. P., Johnston E. R. et al. (2009). Mechanics of Materials, McGraw-Hill, 5th edition.
[TA405 .B39 2009]
4. Beer, F. P., Johnston E. R. et al. (2009). Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics, McGrawHill, 9th edition. [TA350 .B3552 2009 V.1]
5. Gere, J. M. and Goodno B. J. (2009). Mechanics of Materials, Cengage Learning, 7th edition.
[TA405 .G44 2009]
6. Craig, R. R. (2009). Mechanics of Materials, Wiley, 3rd edition. [TA405 .C89 2011]
7. Boresi A. P. (2003). Advanced Mechanics of Materials, John Wiley & Sons, 6th edition.
[TA405 .B66 2003]
8. Ugural, A. C. (2011). Advanced Mechanics of Materials and Elasticity, Prentice Hall, 5th
edition. [TA405 .U42 2011]
9. Gross, D. et al. (2009). Engineering Mechanics 1: Statics, Springer, 1st edition. [TA351 .E54
2009]
10. Gross, D. et al. (2011). Engineering Mechanics 2: Mechanics of Materials, Springer, 1st edition.
[TA350 .E545 2011]

Course Contents
Introduction to statics (equilibrium of two- and three-dimensional structures, free-body diagram, resultant and statically equivalent systems of forces and moments, distributed forces,
method of sections and joints for trusses)
Average stress/strain
Linear elasticity (Youngs and shear moduli, Poissons ratio)
Axial loading
Torsion (solid circular cross-sections, thin-walled tubes)
Bending (shear and moment diagrams, flexure formula)
Deflection of beams and shafts (beam equation, discontinuity functions)
Transverse shear stress
Combined loadings
Energy methods (strain energy, conservation of energy, principle of virtual work)
Shared subtopics (safety factor, stress concentration, statically indeterminate problems and
compatibility, principle of superposition, plasticity)
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call numbers refer to the Bilkent Library catalogue.

Syllabus

Department of Mechanical Engineering


Fall 2016 / ME231

Bilkent University
Mehmet Z. Baykara

Course Schedule
Week

Lecture Meeting

01

Introduction to statics

02

(cont.)

03

(cont.)

04

(cont.)

05

Average stress/strain and Linear elasticity

06

(cont.)

07

Axial Loading

08

Torsion

09

(cont.)

10

Bending

11

(cont.)

12

Deflection of beams and shafts

13

Transverse shear stress and Combined loading

14

Energy methods

Syllabus