AEM 3031: Deformable Body Mechanics
Catalog Description
Syllabus
AEM 3031
Deformable Body Mechanics
3 Credits
Catalog Description:
Uniaxial loading and deformation. Stress and strain at a point, Mohr’s circle. Internal forces in beams. Material behavior, linear elasticity. Torsion of circular shafts. Bending of beams of symmetrical section. Column buckling. Statically indeterminate structures.
Course Web Address:
http://www.aem.umn.edu/courses/aem3031/
Prerequisites by Topic:
 Statics (AEM 2011 or AEM 2021)
 Multivariable Calculus (Math 2374)
 Differential Equations (Math 2373, concurrent)
Text:
Gere, Mechanics of Materials, current Edition PWS
Format of Course:
3 hours of lecture per week and 1 hour of recitation per week
Computer Usage:
(none)
Course Objectives:
Develop techniques for the quantitative analysis of the behavior of structures in tension, torsion and bending. Learn to apply Mohr’s circle techniques to stress and strain states. Develop an understanding elastic buckling. Obtain skill in solving problems, including the analysis of statically indeterminate structures.
Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete the course will demonstrate the following outcomes by homework and written exams
 A basic knowledge of the properties of engineering materials.
 An ability to analyze the stress state of members in tension, torsion and bending.
 An ability to analyze twist of torsion members.
 An ability to analyze deflections of beams.
 A knowledge of Mohr’s circle techniques for stress and strain.
 A basic understanding of buckling and stability of columns.
 An ability to analyze statically indeterminate structures.
Relationship of course to program objectives:
This course develops the fundamentals of engineering mechanics and problem solving skills essential for aerospace engineering. This course also introduces structural mechanics.
Relationship of course to program outcomes:
This course provides the following outcomes:
 Apply mathematics
 Identify engineering problems
 Materials
 Structures
Course Outline:
Lecture 

6 
Axially loaded members 
3 
Torsion 
3 
Shear forces and bending moments 
4 
Stresses in beams 
7 
Analysis of stress and strain and combined loadings 
4 
Deflection of beams 
5 
Statically indeterminate beams 
4 
Column buckling 
Outcome Measurement:
The outcomes of this course are measured through homework, tests and a final exam.
Student Survey Questions:
This course improved my ability to do the following:
1. An ability to apply knowledge of math, science, and engineering.
2. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
Please answer the following questions regarding the course:
3. The textbook was clearly written and appropriate for the course.
4. The homework helped me to understand the concepts presented in the course.
5. The tests were appropriate in length and content.
6. The level of work required in this course was appropriate for the credit given.
In this course I acquired the following:
.
7. A basic knowledge of the properties of engineering materials.
8. A familiarity with the behavior of structures in tension.
9. A familiarity with the behavior of structures in torsion..
10. A familiarity with the behavior of structures in bending.
11. A knowledge of theory of deflections of beams.
12. A knowledge of Mohr’s circle technique.
13. A basic understanding of buckling and stability of columns.
14. An ability to analyze statically indeterminate structures.
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