COURSE PREREQUISITES

A knowledge of engineering
mathematics (e.g., calculus, linear algebra, differential equations).

ENES220, MATH246 and permission of department.

Restricted to students in the College of Engineering.
TIME AND LOCATION OF CLASS/OFFICE HOURS

Class. M,W,F 9.00 am  9.50 am,
Engineering Classroom Building, Rm 0108

Office Hours. Mark Austin, M,W,F 1011 am in Rm 2261 AV Williams.
Otherwise, by appointment. For a quick response, send me an email.

Teaching Assistant. Heng Liu (Email: hengliu@umd.edu), Engineering Lab Building 0147E.
Office hours. 10  12 am on Wednesday and Friday (or by appointment).
CLASS TEXT AND RESOURCES

Hibbeler R.C., Structural Analysis, 8th Edition, PrenticeHall, 2012.

Lecture slides and support material will be
posted on the ``notes from class'' web page.
Note.

If you have a copy of Hibbeler that is not the 8th Edition, don't worry.
To avoid confusion in the assignment of homework problems,
we will distribute copies of the questions to be solved.
COURSE ASSESSMENT AND EXAM SCHEDULE
Coure assessment will be as follows:

Inclass problems and homework (20%).

Midterm 1 (20%): October 20,
The exam will be open book and open notes.
Three questions covering computation of indeterminacy, support reactions,
shear and bending moment diagrams, tensile and compressive elementlevel forces.

Midterm 2 (20%): November 20,
The exam will be open book and open notes.
Three questions covering: (1) computation of displacements via integration of
beam differential equations and/or moment area, and (2) arches and cables.
Virtual work will not be on the exam.

Final (40%): December 16, 8  10 am in our regular classroom.
Format: 2 hrs long plus 5 minutes to read the paper.
The exam will be open book and open notes.
Five questions: Question 1 is compulsory. Do three of the remaining four questions.
Topics include: Moment area, virtual forces, virtual displacements, force method,
compatibility of displacements, and bending moments.
Cables and arches will not be on the final exam.
Note.

There will be no midterm or final makeup exams.

Students may drop the lower midterm score if they do
better in the final (i.e., the final exam can count for up to 60% of the overall grade).

The boundary between a B grade and an A grade will be 80%.
The boundary between D/F grades and a C grade will be 50%.
No extra credit will be allowed.

Accommodation for students with disabilities will be made.

Homework must be completed on 8.5 x 11 inch engineering paper. Write on one side only.
A 10% penalty will be applied to homework submissions that do not follow these guidelines.

We encourage students to work together on solutions to the inclass problems and homework problems.
However, each student must hand in their own homework and will be
held accountable for understanding the concepts employed in the problem solutions.

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