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ME102: Mechanics I

Unit 3: Bending, Yield, Fracture, Buckling and Creep   You now know how structures will react internally when loaded with basic axial and shear forces.  In this unit, you will take a closer look at the overall reaction of the beam to the application of force.  When beams are loaded with forces, they will bend.  Whenever you enter the second floor of your home, the floor beams bend, if ever so slightly.  When you walk up the stairs, each step changes its shape as you place your weight on it.  This is an important concept, because bending can preclude the fracture of a beam. 

This unit will teach you how to determine the maximum bending stress and strain a structure can sustain before it breaks. You will analyze bodies and structure for various failure scenarios, such as fracture, fatigue, creep, and buckling.  These are important concepts, as you need to know how to design products that will not break unexpectedly.

Unit 3 Time Advisory
This unit will take you approximately 36.5 hours to complete.

☐    Subunit 3.1: 15.5 hours ☐    Subunit 3.1.1: 2.5 hours

☐    Subunit 3.1.2: 3 hours

☐    Subunit 3.1.3: 4 hours

☐    Subunit 3.1.4: 2 hours

☐    Subunit 3.1.5: 4 hours

☐    Subunit 3.2: 8 hours ☐    Subunit 3.2.1: 3 hours

☐    Subunit 3.2.2: 2 hours

☐    Subunit 3.2.3: 2 hours

☐    Subunit 3.2.4: 1 hour

☐    Subunit 3.3: 13 hours

☐    Subunit 3.3.1: 2 hours

☐    Subunit 3.3.2: 1 hour

☐    Subunit 3.3.3: 1.5 hours

☐    Subunit 3.3.4: 1 hour

☐    Subunit 3.3.5: 3 hours

☐    Subunit 3.3.6: 2.5 hours

☐    Subunit 3.3.7: 1 hour

☐    Subunit 3.3.8: 1 hour

Unit3 Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to: - Identify and explain beam composition, support, and loading configurations. - Compute stresses and strains in simple, composite, and curved elements; explain the underlying mathematics. - Explain and perform basic calculations regarding the experimental and computational determination of strain and stress in model systems. - Categorize, explain, and perform calculations involving material failure scenarios including fracture, fatigue, creep, and buckling; compute quantities such as critical loading, creep rates, and cyclic loading lifetimes.

3.1 Bending Stresses and Deflection   3.1.1 Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams   - Reading: Massachusetts Institute of Technology: David Roylance’s “Shear and Bending Moment Diagrams” Link: Massachusetts Institute of Technology: David Roylance’s “Shear and Bending Moment Diagrams” (PDF)
 
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3.1.2 Shear and Bending in Beams   - Reading: Massachusetts Institute of Technology: David Roylance’s “Stresses in Beams” Link: Massachusetts Institute of Technology: David Roylance’s “Stresses in Beams” (PDF)
 
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3.1.3 Strain and Displacements in Beams   - Reading: The Saylor Foundation’s “Beam Loading, Internal Stresses, and Deflections” Link: The Saylor Foundation’s “Beam Loading, Internal Stresses, and Deflections” (PDF)
 
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3.1.4 Curved and Composite Beams   - Reading: The Saylor Foundation’s “Curved and Composite Beams” Link: The Saylor Foundation’s “Curved and Composite Beams” (PDF)
 
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3.1.5 Composite Plates   - Reading: Massachusetts Institute of Technology: David Roylance’s “Laminated Composite Plates” Link: Massachusetts Institute of Technology: David Roylance’s “Laminated Composite Plates” (PDF)
 
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3.2 Computational Stress Analysis   Note: Some of the material in this section may seem especially complex or advanced.  You should not study it as if you need to use it to solve engineering problems in the near future, but rather read in order to gain an appreciation of the phenomena, nomenclature, and technology involved.  To that end, when you read the resource materials assigned in this subunit, you should browse through them at first and then review them for the major points. 

3.2.1 Solutions of Stress and Strain in Closed Form   - Reading: Massachusetts Institute of Technology: David Roylance's “Closed-Form Solutions” Link: Massachusetts Institute of Technology: David Roylance’s “Closed-Form Solutions” (PDF)
 
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3.2.2 Solutions of Stress and Strain Experimentally   - Reading: Massachusetts Institute of Technology: David Roylance's “Experimental Strain Analysis” Link: Massachusetts Institute of Technology: David Roylance's “Experimental Strain Analysis” (PDF)
 
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3.2.3 Solutions of Stress and Strain Using Finite Element Analysis   - Reading: Massachusetts Institute of Technology: David Roylance's “Finite Element Analysis” Link: Massachusetts Institute of Technology: David Roylance's “Finite Element Analysis” (PDF)
 
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3.3 Material Yield, Fracture, Creep, and Buckling   3.3.1 Yielding and Plasticity   - Reading: Massachusetts Institute of Technology: David Roylance's “Yield and Plastic Flow” Link: Massachusetts Institute of Technology: David Roylance's “Yield and Plastic Flow” (PDF)
 
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3.3.2 Fracture Mechanics   - Reading: The Saylor Foundation’s “Fracture” Link: The Saylor Foundation’s “Fracture” (PDF)
 
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3.3.3 Material Fatigue   - Reading: Massachusetts Institute of Technology: David Roylance's “Fatigue” Link: Massachusetts Institute of Technology: David Roylance's “Fatigue” (PDF)
 
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3.3.4 Buckling   - Reading: The Saylor Foundation’s “Compression and Buckling” Link: The Saylor Foundation’s “Compression and Buckling” (PDF)
 
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3.3.5 Creep   - Reading: The Saylor Foundation’s “Creep Deformation” Link: The Saylor Foundation’s “Creep Deformation” (PDF)
 
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3.3.6 Cyclic Fatigue   - Reading: The Saylor Foundation’s “Cyclic Fatigue” Link: The Saylor Foundation’s “Cyclic Fatigue” (PDF)
 
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3.3.7 Deflections in Complex Systems   - Reading: The Saylor Foundation’s “Structure Failure, Stresses, and Deflections” Link: The Saylor Foundation’s “Structure Failure, Stresses, and Deflections” (PDF)
 
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