CE 302 MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
CE 302 MECHANICS OF MATERIALS 

Department of Civil Engineering King Saud University 

Course Description: CE302 Mechanics of Materials (Required for a BS CE degree) 
Introduction and fundamentals of mechanics of deformable materials. Concepts of stress and strain and Hooke's law. Concepts of failure, yield and allowable stresses. Factor of safety and allowable stress design. Limitations of strains and deformations. Normal stress under axial loading and bending. Shear stress under shear force and torsion. Shear force and bending moment diagrams. Transformation of stress and strain and Mohr's circle. Buckling of columns. (3,1,0) 
Prerequisites 
GE 201 Statics, Maths Topics: 1. Understanding force systems 2. Determining moments and couples 3. Understanding force and moment equilibrium 4. Understanding centroids and composite sections 5. Understanding moment of inertia 
Course Learning Objectives 
Students completing successfully the course will be able to: a. Understand the concepts of stress and strain b. Understand the concepts of allowable stress and factor of safety c. Compute deformations under axial load and bending moment d. Draw shear force and bending moment diagrams e. Analyze and design beams for bending and shear f. Compute shear stress in beams g. Compute shear stress and deformations in shafts under torsion h. Understand the concept of multiaxial stresses, compute principal stresses i. Determine stresses and directions in 2d and construct Mohr's circle j. Understand the concept of buckling and compute Euler's critical load 
Topics Covered 
1. Introduction  Concept of Stress (4 hours) 2. Stress and Strain  Axial Loading (8 hours) 3. Torsion (3 hours) First Midterm 4. Pure Bending (8 hours) 5. Analysis and Design of Beams for Bending (7 hours) 6. Shear Stress in Beams (4 hours) Second Midterm 7. Transformation of Stress and Strain (5 hours) 8. Buckling of columns (3 hours) 
Class / Tutorial Schedule 
Class is held three times per week in 50minute lecture sessions. There is also a 50minute weekly tutorial associated with this course. 
Computer Applications 
None 
Project 
None 
Contribution of Course to Meeting the Professional Component 
1. Students learn stress and strain analysis to be involved in designing various structural components. 2. Students should realize the importance of this basic course for the various civil engineering topics, in particular structural analysis and design 
Relationship of Course to Program Outcomes 
1. Students apply algebra, elementary calculus, and principles of mechanics. 2. Students are able to identify and formulate an engineering problem and to develop a solution. 3. Students recognize the importance of analysis in designing structural components. 4. Students are encouraged to submit accurate analysis in an efficient and professional way. 5. Students recognize the importance of reading and understanding technical contents in English in order to achieve lifelong learning and be able to carry out their responsibilities. 6. Students are encouraged to improve their writing, communication and presentation skills. 7. students learn how to analyze and design a process 
Textbook(s) and/or Other Required Material 
Mechanics of Materials, 5th Edition in SI Units By Ferdinand P. Beer, E. Russell Johnston, Jr., John T. DeWolf and David F. Mazurek 
Academic Year & Semester 
143233 H (201112) Academic Year & Second Semester 
Instructor 
Dr. Ahmet TÜKEN (Office: 2A 90) 
Grade Distribution 
There are two 90minute midterm exams and a 180 minute final examand also some graded homeworks and quizzes in tutorial hours. The course grade distribution is as follows: 17.5% 1^{st midterm (}^{Saturday, 24 Rabi'II 1433 H = 17 March 2012, 4:30 p.m.) } ^{17.5% 2nd midterm (Saturday, 14 Jumada'II 1433 H = 5 May 2012, 4:30 p.m.) } ^{5%  Attendance} ^{10%  Tutorials } ^{50%  Final Exam } 