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MEM 333 Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Winter 2017

MEM 333-001
Mechanical Behavior of Materials
Winter, 2017

Instructor Teaching Assistant

Dr. Alan Lau Mr. Qingliang Yang

Name, email
Lau@drexel.edu qy54@drexel.edu

Monday (3:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Tuesday, Friday
Thursday (11 am - 1 pm)
2 pm - 5:00 pm, by appointment
Office Hours
TA office hour location:
Please email
UG Lab (enter at AEL-174)
Lau@drexel.edu for appointment

ACE (Academic Center for Engineers) is supporting MEM 333 this quarter.
ACE has hired tutors to assist students in this course.
To schedule an appointment or check the walk-in hours schedule, please visit:
Additional http://www.drexel.edu/engineering/ace
help for
students The ACE tutors for MEM333 are :
Mr. Matthew Brown ( msb336@drexel.edu )
Mr. Dili Chima-Nwokoma ( dcc87@drexel.edu )


Class time and attendance: Class meets on Wednesday 6:00 PM to 8:50 PM. Class attendance is
necessary and required. In addition to lectures, in-class discussions, and sample problem solving,
important announcements are made in class. This course is taught as an evolving living course
that encourages participation and feedback of students. The instructor will adjust the pace of
teaching to accommodate student performance and feedback. During the term, the content of class
discussions, lectures and homework assignments may be adjusted to address the feedbacks from,
and tailor to the level of performance of, our students.

Homework Assignments: Completing the homework assignments is an excellent way to gain hands-
on skills to solve problems. Solutions to the homework assignments will be made available to
students. Homework assignments will not be collected.
Class Projects: There will be short Class Projects and/or Group Projects assigned during the term
reflecting the topics taught in class. The timing and weight of each project will be announced in class.

MEM 333 Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Winter 2017

Mid-term Exams: There will be two mid-term examinations. Each mid-term examination covers only
selected topics. All examinations will be held in the classroom during class time, unless otherwise
noted. There will be no make-up exams.

Final Examination: The final examination will be comprehensive, covering everything taught in the
entire term. The final examination will be held during finals week, unless otherwise stated.

Term Grade: The term grade will be calculated based on:

Performance in Class Projects and/or Group Projects (10%),
Mid-term Examination 1 (25%),
Mid-term Examination 2 (25%), and
Final Examination (40%).
The letter grade for the term will be assigned in the following manner:
A+, A, A- (100 90 points); B+, B, B- (89.9 80.0); C+, C, C- (79.9 70.0); D+, D, D- (69.9 60.0);
and F (below 59.9).

Required Textbook:

Mechanical Behavior of Materials (4th Edition) by Norman E. Dowling (Mar 10, 2012)


ISBN: 978-0131395060


T. L. Anderson, Fracture Mechanics, Third Edition, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 2005.

J. M. Gere, Mechanics of Materials, Sixth Edition, Thomson, Toronto, Ontario, 2006; or a later
edition of this book (Authors: J. M. Gere, and B. J. Goodno, Publisher: Cengage Learning)

MEM 333 Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Winter 2017

Class Week, Recommended reading,

Lecture Date Homework assignment, Comments
Overview of mechanical behavior of materials.
Deformation and Failure behaviors.
Week 1 Deformation characteristics of metals, polymers,
Jan 11 ceramics, and composite materials. Reading: Sections 1.1 - 1.6 of textbook
Fracture and fatigue behavior
Tests to characterize the deformation resistance
and fracture resistance of materials

Engineering materials: elastic deformation,

elastic-plastic deformation, fracture. Reading: Sections 6.1 - 6.4 of textbook.
Week 1 Ductile material and brittle material behavior.
L2 Jan 11 Plastic-yield criterion. Failure-strength criterion. HW #1: (Start from p. 251 of textbook)
problems 6.1, 6.3, 6.10, 6.15, 6.19, 6.22, 6.28,
Yielding of materials under combined stress 6.32. Solution_HW#1
state. Two-dimensional stress state, Mohrs circle,
principle stresses and maximum shear stress.
Three-dimensional states of stress, Mohrs
Week 2 circles for three-dimensional stress state. Reading: Sections 6.5 - 6.7 of textbook
L3 Jan 18
Stress on the octahedral planes, Von Mises HW #2: 6.34, 6.38, 6.43, 6.47, 6.50, 6.53, 6.55.
equivalent stress. Complex states of strain. Solution_HW#2

Failure-strength criteria under combined stress

Week 2 state. Maximum normal stress fracture criterion. Reading: Sections 7.1 - 7.6 of textbook
L4 Jan 18 Maximum shear stress yield criterion (Tresca
criterion), Octahedral shear stress yield criterion HW #3: 7.1, 7.5, 7.9, 7.14, 7.18, 7.24
(Von Mises equivalent stress yield criterion) Solution_HW#3

Week 3 Reading: Sections 7.7 -7.10 of textbook

L5 Jan 25 More on failure-strength criteria under combined
stress state. Coulomb-Mohr fracture criterion. HW #4: 7.28, 7.30, 7.33, 7.43, 7.45
Fracture of cracked members: Linear elastic
Week 3 fracture mechanics (LEFM), part 1: Introduction, Reading: Sections 8.1 - 8.4 of textbook
L6 Jan 25 Crack tip stress fields, Stress intensity factor K,
Application of K to design and analysis HW #5: 8.2, 8.4, 8.7 Solution_HW#5

Week 4 Additional topics on application of K. Reading: Sections : 8.5, 8.6 of textbook

L7 Feb 1 Fracture toughness.
HW #6: 8.10, 8.11, 8.19, 8.20 Solution_HW#6

Week 4
L8 First Mid-term Examination Covers topics from Lectures 1- 6
Feb 1

Reading: 8.7, 8.8 of textbook

Week 5 Plastic zone, small scale yielding, limitation of HW #7: 8.25, 8.28, 8.34 Solution_HW#7
Feb 8 Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics HW #8: 8.48, 8.52 Solution_HW#8

L10 Week 5 Material failure under cyclic loading. Reading: 11.1-11.3 of textbook

MEM 333 Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Winter 2017

Class Week, Recommended reading,

Lecture Date Homework assignment, Comments
Feb 8 Fracture mechanics based approach to fatigue HW #9: 11.1, 11.5, 11.11
crack growth, characteristics of fatigue crack Solution_HW#9
growth rate, fatigue crack growth rate models
Reading: 11.4 11.5 of textbook
Week 6 Effect of stress ratio R, trends in fatigue crack HW #10: 11.17, 11.26, 11.31, 11.37
L11 Feb 15 growth behavior. Solution_HW#10
Fatigue life estimation. Examples.

Cycle-by-cycle integration for fatigue life Reading: 11.6, 11.10 of textbook

Week 6 estimation. HW #11: 11.43, 11.48
L12 Feb 15 Solution_HW#11
Environmentally assisted crack growth, stress
corrosion crack growth.

Week 7 Defect-free fatigue life estimate, stress-based Reading: Sections 9.1-9.6 of textbook
L13 Feb 22 approach, S-N curves. HW #12: 9.5, 9.8, 9.10

Reading: Sections 9.7-9.10 of textbook

Week 7 Trends in S-N curves, mean stresses, multiaxial HW #13: 9.21, 9.23
L14 Feb 22 stresses, variable amplitude loading Solution_HW#13

HW #14: Read the technical paper provided

Fatigue of Notched members, notch effects, Reading: 10.1-10.5 of textbook
Week 8 notch sensitivity.
L15 Mar 1
HW #15: 10.5, 10.6

Week 8
Mar 1 Covers topics from Lectures 7-14
L16 Second Mid-term Examination

Week 9 Models for various forms of deformation Reading: 5.1-5.4 of textbook

L17 Mar 8 behavior, Anisotropic materials HW #16: 5.4, 5.7, 5.9, 5.11, 5.13, 5.20, 5.25
Week 9 Reading: 5.4, 5.5 of textbook
Composite materials
L18 Mar 8 HW #17: 5.37, 5.43, 5.46
Wk10 Plastic Deformation
L19 Chapter 12
Mar 15
Wk 10
L20 Plastic Deformation Chapter 12
Mar 15
Final Wk11
Final examination Comprehensive examination
Exam Mar 22