HW #4, Spring 2016
ME 2355: Mechanics of Materials
Axial Loading
Due in Class on Wednesday, February 10
Problem 1: Two solid circular rods are welded to a plate
at B to form a single rod which is subjected to the two
loads as shown. Determine the horizont

HW #5, Spring 2016
ME 2355: Mechanics of Materials
Torsion
Due in Class on Thursday, February 18
Problem 1: The electric motor exerts a 12-kipin torque to the
shaft at E. If each shaft is solid, determine the maximum shear
stress
a) in shaft BC,
b) in sha

HW #6, Spring 2016
ME 2355: Mechanics of Materials
Shear and Moment Diagrams & Bending Stresses
Due in Class on Thursday, March 3
Problem 1: Determine the internal shear force V(x) and the internal bending
moment M(x) for the beam shown. Then sketch the s

HW #3, Spring 2016
ME 2355: Mechanics of Materials
Normal and Shear Stress
Due in Class on Wednesday, February 3
Problem 1: The stress-strain diagram for a mild steel alloy having an
original diameter of 0.5 in. and a gauge length of 2 in. is given in the

HW #9, Spring 2016
ME 2355: Mechanics of Materials
Beam Deflections
Due in Class on Thursday, March 31
Problem 1: Before the load is applied, a gap of 0 = 0.5 mm exists
between the cantilever beam (E = 200 GPa) and the support at B.
If a load P = 6 kN is

HW #11, Spring 2016
ME 2355: Mechanics of Materials
Combined Loadings
Due in Class on Thursday, April 14
Problem 1: The tank of the air compressor has an internal pressure
of 90 psi. It is made of steel (E = 30x106 psi and = 0.30). If the
internal diamete

HW #10, Spring 2016
ME 2355: Mechanics of Materials
Mohrs Circle for Plane Stress
Due in Class on Wednesday, April 6
Problem 1: The stress state in plane stress is show.
a) Carefully and neatly draw the Mohrs circle for the state of stress.
b) Use the Moh

HW #7, Spring 2016
ME 2355: Mechanics of Materials
Composite Beams & Shear Stresses in Beams
Due in Class on Thursday, March 17
Problem 1: The Douglas fir beam (E = 1.9x106 psi) is reinforced with A-36
steel straps at its center and sides as shown. Determ

HW #12, Spring 2016
ME 2355: Mechanics of Materials
Buckling
Due on Friday, April 22 at 4:00 pm
1. The A992 structural steel rod has a diameter of 50 mm and is used
to support the beam as shown. Determine the maximum load per
unit length (w) which can be

HW #8, Spring 2016
ME 2355: Mechanics of Materials
Beam Deflections
Due in Class on Thursday, March 24
Problem 1: The cantilever beam is subjected to the uniform
distributed load w as shown. Determine
a) the equation for the elastic curve v(x),
b) the def

HW #2, Spring 2016
ME 2355: Mechanics of Materials
Normal and Shear Stress
Due in Class on Wednesday, January 27
Problem 1: The rigid beam is supported by a pin at A and wires BD and CE. If
the right end (where P is applied) is displaced 10 mm downward, d

HW #1, Spring 2016
ME 2355: Mechanics of Materials
Normal and Shear Stress
Due in Class on Wednesday, January 20
Problem 1: The 220-lb traffic light is suspended by two -in diameter
steel cables A and B as shown. Determine the normal stress in each
cable.