Book description
This book is designed to provide lecture notes (theory) and experimental design of major concepts typically taught in most Mechanics of Materials courses in a sophomore or juniorlevel Mechanical or Civil Engineering curriculum. Several essential concepts that engineers encounter in practice, such as statistical data treatment, uncertainty analysis, and Monte Carlo simulations, are incorporated into the experiments where applicable, and will become integral to each laboratory assignment. Use of common strain (stress) measurement techniques, such as strain gages, are emphasized. Application of basic electrical circuits, such as Wheatstone bridge for strain measurement, and use of load cells, accelerometers, etc., are employed in experiments. Stress analysis under commonly applied loads such as axial loading (compression and tension), shear loading, flexural loading (cantilever and fourpoint bending), impact loading, adhesive strength, creep, etc., are covered. LabVIEW software with relevant data acquisition (DAQ) system is used for all experiments. Two final projects each spanning 2‒3 weeks are included: (i) flexural loading with stress intensity factor determination and (ii) dynamic stress wave propagation in a slender rod and determination of the stress‒strain curves at high strain rates.
The book provides theoretical concepts that are pertinent to each laboratory experiment and prelab assignment that a student should complete to prepare for the laboratory. Instructions for securing offtheshelf components to design each experiment and their assembly (with figures) are provided. Calibration procedure is emphasized whenever students assemble components or design experiments. Detailed instructions for conducting experiments and table format for data gathering are provided. Each lab assignment has a set of questions to be answered upon completion of experiment and data analysis. Lecture notes provide detailed instructions on how to use LabVIEW software for data gathering during the experiment and conduct data analysis.
Table of contents
 Preface

Dynamic Data Acquisition and Uncertainty in Measurements
 Statistical Treatment of Data and Uncertainty in Measurements
 Statistical Data Representation of Infinite Data
 Statistical Data Representation for Finite Data
 Uncertainty Analysis (1/2)
 Uncertainty Analysis (2/2)
 Dynamic Data Acquisition
 Part 1: Measurement of a Fixed Reference Voltage using the DAQ and LabVIEW
 Part 2: Quantification of Accuracy in Measurements Made by the DAQ
 Part 3: Estimation of Strain in an Object Using a Strain Gage
 Part 4: Uncertainty Calculations
 Appendix A: Part 1 – Preparing VI (1/5)
 Appendix A: Part 1 – Preparing VI (2/5)
 Appendix A: Part 1 – Preparing VI (3/5)
 Appendix A: Part 1 – Preparing VI (4/5)
 Appendix A: Part 1 – Preparing VI (5/5)
 Appendix B: Lab Report Format

Design and Build a Transducer to Measure the Weight of an Object
 Cantilever Beam, Strain Gages, and WheatstoneBridge
 Cantilever Beam Theory
 Strain Gages and WheatstoneBridge
 Calibration of the Transducer
 Determine the Weight of the Bottle Using the MOM Method
 Quantify Uncertainty
 Use of MultipleStrain Gages on the Cantilever Beam and in the WheatstoneBridge
 Micrometer
 Cantilever Beam, Strain Measurement, and Uncertainty
 Appendix: Monte Carlo Simulation to Estimate Uncertainty in a Linear Fit
 Stress–Strain Response of Materials

Thinwalled Pressure Vessels
 Thinwalled Pressure Vessel and Strain Rosette
 Theory of Strain Rosette
 Stress–Strain Relationships
 Theory of Thinwalled Pressure Vessel (1/2)
 Theory of Thinwalled Pressure Vessel (2/2)
 Uncertainty Calculations (From Hoop Stress)
 Strain Rosette Bonding and Determination of Pressure in a Beverage Can
 Strength of Adhesive Joints
 Creep Behavior of Metals
 Charpy Impact Testing
 Flexural Loading, Beam Deflections, and Stress Concentration

Wave Propagation in Elastic Solids and Dynamic Testing of Materials
 Motivation
 Basic Concepts of Wave Propagation
 1D Stress Wave Propagation in a Slender Rod
 Wave Reflection at a Freeend
 Wave Reflection at a Fixedend (rigid)
 Measurement of Stress Wave Duration and Amplitude
 Wave Transfer Through a Boundary Between Two Similar Rods
 Dynamic Stress–Strain Response of Materials
 Wave Propagation and High Strain Rate Material Behavior
 Authors' Biographies
 Blank Page (1/4)
 Blank Page (2/4)
 Blank Page (3/4)
 Blank Page (4/4)
Product information
 Title: Mechanics of Materials Laboratory Course
 Author(s):
 Release date: April 2018
 Publisher(s): Morgan & Claypool Publishers
 ISBN: 9781681733340
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