Marcial Gonzalez, Ph.D.
School of Mechanical Engineering
West Lafayette, IN 47907
ME612 - Continuum Mechanics
Spring 2014. Spring 2015.
(01) Overview. (02-03) Introduction to vectors and tensors. (04) Curvilinear coordinate systems. (05-06) Kinematics of deformations. (07-09) Conservation and balance laws. (10-11) Thermodynamics. (12) Discontinuity surfaces. (13) Constitutive relations: Coleman-Noll procedure. (14) Constitutive relations: examples. (15-16) Constitutive relations: frame-indifference. (17) Constitutive relations: material symmetry. (18) Constitutive Relations: linearization. (19) Midterm Prep. (20) Guidelines for special project. (21-22) Energy principles and stability. (23) Constitutive relations: plasticity. (#1-#4) Project progress report. (#5) Final project report and presentations.
ME323 - Mechanics of Materials
Fall 2014. Fall 2015. Spring 2016. Fall 2016. Fall 2017.
() Introduction. () Review of static equilibrium. () Normal stress and strain. () Shear stress and strain. () Mechanical properties - design of deformable bodies. () General definitions of stress and strain - Hooke's law. () Axial deformation. () Statically indeterminate structures. () Thermal effects on axial deformation. () Analysis of statically indeterminate planar trusses. () Torsion of circular bars - stresses in torsion members. () Torsion of statically indeterminate members. () Shear force and bending moments. () Stresses in beams. () Flexural stresses in beams. () Shear stress in beams. () Deflection of beams - integration method. () Deflection of beams - superposition method. () Deflection of beams - discontinuity functions. () Transformation of stresses. () Principal stresses - plane stress. () Maximum shear stress. () Mohr's circle and absolute maximum shear stress. () Thin-walled pressure vessels. () Stresses due to combined loads. () Failure theories. () Energy methods. () Introduction to finite element methods. () Buckling of columns.
(x) Finding Mechanics of Materials in your daily life: an optional fun activity!
ME323 - Mechanics of Materials Laboratory
(1) Tensile and Poisson’s ratio tests.
(2) Photo-elasticity test.
(3) Torsion test.
(4) Three-point bending test.
(5) Combined loading test.
(6) Column buckling test.
ME263 - Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design, Innovation and Entrepreneurship