2003-1519_Paper - Session _ Multimedia Tutorials for...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2003, American Society for Engineering Education Session ____ Multimedia Tutorials for Drawing Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams Arnold Lumsdaine Department of Mechanical Aerospace and Bioengineering University of Tennessee 414 Dougherty Engineering Building Knoxville, TN 37996 phone: (865) 974-6650 fax: (865) 974-5274 alumsdai@engr.utk.edu Wilmorat Ratchukool Department of Instructional Technology University of Tennessee ABSTRACT Because of multiple solution techniques, students in introductory Solid Mechanics courses often have difficulty learning to draw Shear Force and Bending Moment diagrams or to write the corresponding equations. Several multimedia tools have been developed by the authors in order to assist students in gaining these skills. Interactive tutorials and animations (created using Macromedia Flash) demonstrate four different techniques for drawing Shear Force and Bending Moment diagrams. Full screen capture video tutorials (created using Techsmith Camtasia) demonstrate how to use MDSolids software for drawing Shear Force and Bending Moment diagrams, and lead students to play “what if?” games in order to gain greater insight into the diagrams and into the bending stress produced by the bending moment. Lecture notes (created using Microsoft PowerPoint) are made available to students online. Streaming video lectures (created using SmartBoard technology and video editing software) allow students to access lecture material and examples at any time. These asynchronous instructional tools allow the material to be covered in a number of different ways, appealing to diverse learning styles, so that the material may be covered more comprehensively using less class time than in a traditional lecture format. These instructional tools will ultimately be placed in the context of larger instructional modules in mechanics that will be available both for introductory students as well as for students in need of review. This will be ideal for students in upper division courses as well as those preparing for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam, in a variety of majors. Finally, the goal will be to introduce students to “real-world” engineering problems, identify concepts that they do not understand or are not able to integrate into another context, and lead them through instructional modules in areas of weakness.
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2003, American Society for Engineering Education MOTIVATION The construction of Shear Force and Bending Moment (V & M) diagrams, although not one of the most conceptually difficult topics in introductory solid mechanics courses, often takes more lecture time to cover adequately than any other topic. Students often struggle with mastering each of the varied methods (or often any single method) for construction, and with
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 11/30/2010 for the course CIIVIL WNG 33155 taught by Professor Y.bahie during the Spring '10 term at The British University in Egypt.

Page1 / 12

2003-1519_Paper - Session _ Multimedia Tutorials for...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online