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Course Name 
Strength of Materials

Code

Semester

Theory
(hour/week) 
Application/Lab
(hour/week) 
Local Credits

ECTS

CIVE 206

Spring

3

0

3

6

Prerequisites 


Course Language 
English


Course Type 
Required


Course Level 



Course Coordinator    
Course Lecturer(s)  
Assistant(s) 
Course Objectives  To emphasize the fundamentals related with the mechanics of deformable bodies 
Learning Outcomes 
The students who succeeded in this course;

Course Content  Concepts of stress and strain, behaviour of deformable bodies under axial load, torsion, bending, and shear, stress and strain transformation, beam deflections, moment of inertia 

Core Courses 
X

Major Area Courses  
Supportive Courses  
Media and Management Skills Courses  
Transferable Skill Courses 
Week  Subjects  Related Preparation 
1  Stress: Introduction, equilibrium of a deformable body, stress, average normal stress in an axially loaded bar, average shear stress, allowable stress, design of simple connections Strain: Deformation, strain  Chapter1: 1.11.7; 2.12.2; “Mechanics of Materials,” R. C. Hibbeler, 8th Ed., Prentice Hall, 2011 
2  Mechanical Properties of Materials  Chapter2: 2.1, 2.2; “Mechanics of Materials,” R. C. Hibbeler, 8th Ed., Prentice Hall, 2011 
3  Mechanical Properties of Materials: The tension and compression test, stressstrain diagram, stresstrain behaviour of ductile and brittle materials, Hooke’s law, strain energy, Poisson’s ratio  Chapter3: 3.13.6; “Mechanics of Materials,” R. C. Hibbeler, 8th Ed., Prentice Hall, 2011 
4  Mechanical Properties of Materials: Shear stressstrain diagram,failure of materials due to creep and fatigue Axial Load: SaintVenant’s principle, elastic deformation of an axially loaded member, principle of superposition, statically indeterminate axially loaded member, the force method of analysis for axially loaded members  Chapter3: 3.7, 3.8; Chapter4: 4.14.5; “Mechanics of Materials,” R. C. Hibbeler, 8th Ed., Prentice Hall, 2011 
5  Axial Load: Thermal stress, stress concentrations Torsion: Torsional deformation of a circular shaft, the torsion formula, power transmission, angle of twist  Chapter4: 4.6, 4.7; Chapter5: 5.15.4; “Mechanics of Materials,” R. C. Hibbeler, 8th Ed., Prentice Hall, 2011 
6  Torsion: Statically indeterminate torqueloaded members Bending: Shear and moment diagrams, graphical method for constructing shear and moment diagrams, bending deformations of a straight member  Chapter5: .5.5; Chapter6: 6.16.3; “Mechanics of Materials,” R. C. Hibbeler, 8th Ed., Prentice Hall, 2011 
7  Bending: The flexure formula, unsymmetric bending  Chapter6: 6.46.5; “Mechanics of Materials,” R. C. Hibbeler, 8th Ed., Prentice Hall, 2011 
8  Shear: Shear in straight members, the shear formula, shear flow in built up members  Chapter7: .17.3; “Mechanics of Materials,” R. C. Hibbeler, 8th Ed., Prentice Hall, 2011 
9  Shear: Shear flow in thinwalled members Stress Transformation: Planestress transformation  Chapter7: 7.4; Chapter9: 9.19.5; “Mechanics of Materials,” R. C. Hibbeler, 8th Ed., Prentice Hall, 2011 
10  Stress Transformation: General equations of planestress transformation, principal stresses and maximum inplane shear stress, Mohr’s circleplane stress, Absolute maximum shear stress  Chapter9: 9.29.5; “Mechanics of Materials,” R. C. Hibbeler, 8th Ed., Prentice Hall, 2011 
11  Stress Transformation: Mohr’s circleplane stress, Absolute maximum shear stress Strain Transformation: Planestrain, general formulas for strain transformation  Chapter9: 9.49.5; Chapter10: 10.1, 10.2; “Mechanics of Materials,” R. C. Hibbeler, 8th Ed., Prentice Hall, 2011 
12  Strain Transformation: Mohr’s circle for planestrain Design of Beams: Basis for beam design  Chapter10: 10.3, 10.4; Chapter11: 11.1; “Mechanics of Materials,” R. C. Hibbeler, 8th Ed., Prentice Hall, 2011 
13  Design of Beams: Prismatic beam design Deflections of Beams: Elastic curve, slope and displacement by integration, slope and displacement by the momentarea method  Chapter11: 11.2; Chapter12: 12.112.3; “Mechanics of Materials,” R. C. Hibbeler, 8th Ed., Prentice Hall, 2011 
14  Deflections of Beams: Superposition, statically indeterminate beams  Chapter12: 12.512.8; “Mechanics of Materials,” R. C. Hibbeler, 8th Ed., Prentice Hall, 2011 
15  Review  Chapter2 – Chapter12: “Mechanics of Materials,” R. C. Hibbeler, 8th Ed., Prentice Hall, 2011 
16  Final  Chapter2 – Chapter12: “Mechanics of Materials,” R. C. Hibbeler, 8th Ed., Prentice Hall, 2011 
Course Textbooks  “Mechanics of Materials,” R. C. Hibbeler, 8th Ed., Prentice Hall, 2011 
References  Uğur ERsoy, Tanvir Wasti, “Introductry mechanics of deformable bodies,” ODTÜ Yayınları, 1987 
Semester Requirements  Number  Percentage 
Participation  
Laboratory / Application  
Field Work  
Quizzes / Studio Critiques 
2

20

Homework / Assignments  
Presentation / Jury  
Project  
Seminar / Workshop  
Portfolios  
Midterms / Oral Exams 
2

40

Final / Oral Exam 
1

40

Total 
Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade  60 

Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade  40 

Total 
Activities  Number  Duration (Hours)  Workload 

Course Hours Including exam week: 16 x total hours 
16

3

48

Laboratory / Application Hours Including exam week: 16 x total hours 
16


Study Hours Out of Class 
16

4


Field Work  
Quizzes / Studio Critiques 
2

10


Homework / Assignments  
Presentation / Jury  
Project  
Seminar / Workshop  
Portfolios  
Midterms / Oral Exams 
2

15


Final / Oral Exam 
1

18


Total 
180

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Program Qualifications / Outcomes 
* Level of Contribution


1 
2 
3 
4 
5 

1  Adequate knowledge in Mathematics, Science and Civil Engineering; ability to use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve Civil Engineering problems  X  
2  Ability to identify, define, formulate, and solve complex Civil Engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose  X  
3  Ability to design a complex system, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose  X  
4  Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for Civil Engineering practice  X  
5  Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating Civil Engineering problems  X  
6  Ability to work efficiently in Civil Engineering disciplinary and multidisciplinary teams; ability to work individually  X  
7  Ability to communicate effectively in Turkish, both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of two foreign languages  X  
8  Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself  X  
9  Awareness of professional and ethical responsibility  X  
10  Information about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development  X  
11  Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of Civil Engineering solutions  X 
*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest