Professor: Lee L. Lowery, Jr., PhD, P.E.
Office:
Old CE
Building, Room 139C Phone: 9798454395 (Office), 9797755401 (Home) email: Lowery@tamu.edu Office Hours: NOTE: Office hours listed below are suspended on the day before major exams and finals, giving me time to make them out. Do not wait until the day before a major exam for help, unless the tutor has office hours and can help you on that day. Half of my time is spent teaching CVEN 305. During the remaining hours I serve as a departmental adviser for about 100 C.E. students and another 100 CHEM students. Since I have limited time for tutoring please plan on assistance either during my office hours, or visit the help desk. Don't wait until just before class or a quiz to get help or you likely won't get any, especially around quiz days. It will always be in your best interest to call to make sure I have not been unexpectedly called out before you come by, unless you are already in the area. 
Help Desk: Tutoring hours for help in the class can be found here.
To find them go down the stairs to the basement, turn right, and it's the first door on the right. Room 030 CE Building.
Grader: Sagar Dalal  Email questions regarding homework grades only 
Textbook: The textbook is excellent  one of the best:
Looking for a used textbook? Starting Fall 2104: ISBN number: 9780073398235
Note that the internet is a thieves paradise. If they won't show you this cover, it's probably not the correct 7^{th} edition. Also, although the international editions are inexpensive they may be all metric including both the example problems and homework problems. 

Catalog Description:
Stress/deformation relationships for continuous media to structural members; axially loaded members; thinwalled pressure vessels; torsional and flexural members; shear; moment; deflection of members; combined loadings; stability of columns; nonsymmetrical bending, shear center; indeterminate members; elastic foundations. Prerequisite Satisfactory completion of CVEN 221 or equivalent (Statics).
Course Objectives:
Learning Outcomes  This course emphasizes the following ABET Learning Outcomes. Note that the letters refer to those used by ABET.
Course Prerequisites:
To take CVEN 305, you must have been admitted to upper level in Civil Engineering, and have received a passing grade (no D's, F's or I's) in CVEN 221 or MEEN 221 or equivalent, and completed MATH 251.
Course Assessment:
Syllabus Information:
Resources available to the student:
The correct time (to the nanosecond)
Course Schedule:
NOTE ON HOMEWORK:
The homework assignments may have to be modified from that shown
below, depending on our progress during the semester.
Please check the list for changes each day before you work them.
Week  Text Reading Assignment 
Homework Assignments Note hot links on problems with hints on their solutions. 
(WEEK) Date

Sections 1.1  1.5
1.1 Review ofThe Methods of Statics pg 4 
Wednesday Assignment: A1 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.8 (Due on 1/28) Friday Assignment: A2 1.14, 1.15, 1.16, 1.19, 1.21 (Due on 1/30) 
(2) 1/26  1/30 
Sections 2.1A  2.1G, 2.2
2.1 An Introduction to Stress and Strain pg 57 
Monday Assignment: A3
Wednesday Assignment: A4
Friday Assignment: A5 
(3) 2/2  2/6 
Sections 2.32.5, 2.7, 2.10, 2.11
2.3 Problems involving Temperature Changes pg 82 
Monday Assignment: A6 2.47, 2.51, 2.58, 2.61 (Due on 2/11)
Friday Assignment: A8 
(4) 2/9  2/13 
Sections 3.1A  3.1C, 3.2  3.5 3.1 Circular Shafts In Torsion 150 3.2 Angle ofTwlst In the Elastic Range 167 3.3 Statically Indeterminate Shafts 170 3.4 Design of Transmission Shafts 185 3.5 Stress Concentrations In Circular Shafts 187
Detailed procedure for drawing shear and moment diagrams Interactive practice drawing shear and moment diagrams

Monday Assignment: A9
Friday Assignment: A11 
(5) 2/16  2/20 
Sections 4.1A, 4.1B, 4.2  4.5
4.1 Symmetric Members In Pure Bending 240
Moment diagram for a concentrated moment applied on a simply supported beam. Be ready to discuss and take an exam on this material one week from today in class. 
Monday Assignment: A12
Wednesday: You are permitted to bring one 8.5" x 11" cheat sheet to the quiz, hand written by you (no copies) on TWO SIDES, no example problems. Equations only. You should also bring a copy of the F.E. Exam Reference Manual. No notes of any kind are permitted on these sheets.
Friday Assignment: A13 
(6) 2/23  2/27 
Sections 4.7  4.9, 5.1
4.7 Eccentric Axial Loading in a Plane of
Symmetry 291 
Monday Assignment: A14 
(7) 3/2  3/6 
Sections 5.2, 5.3
5.2 Relationships Between Load, Shear,
and Bending Moment pg 360 
Friday Assignment: A19 
(8) 3/9  3/13 
Sections 6.1A  6.1C, 6.3, 6.4 6.1 Horizontal Shearing Stress In Beams pg 420 6.3 Longitudinal Shear on a Beam Element of Arbitrary Shape pg 437 6.4 Shearing Stresses In ThinWalled Members pg 439 
Monday Assignment: A20
Friday Assignment: A22 
(9) 3/23  3/27 
Sections 7.1A  7.1B 7.1 Transformation of Plane Stress 480 
Monday Assignment: A23 
(10) 3/30  4/1 
Sections 7.2  7.4, 7.6 7.2 Mohr's Circle for Plane Stress 492 7.3 General State of Stress 503 7.4 ThreeDimensional Analysis of Stress 504 7.6 Stresses In ThinWalled Pressure Vessels 520 
Monday Assignment: A26 Friday: No class 
(11) 4/6  4/10 
Monday Sections 9.1,9.1A, 9.2 9.1 Deformation Under
Transverse Loading pg 602

Quiz B You are permitted to bring one 8.5" x 11" cheat sheet to the quiz, hand written by you (no copies) on TWO SIDES, no example problems, equations only, and you should also bring a copy of the F.E. Exam Reference Manual with no notes of any kind written in it.
Wednesday Assignment: A28
(Due on 4/17) 
(12) 4/13 4/17 
Section 9.3 *9.3 Singularity Functions to Determine Slope and Deflection pg 623 
Monday Assignment: A30 9.8, 9.9, 9.10, 9.13, 9.19 (Due on 4/22) Friday Assignment: A32 9.0  Special, 9.20, 9.21, 9.22, 9.25 (Due on 4/24) 
(13) 4/20  4/24
5:00 pm Tuesday 
Section 9.4A 9.4 Method of Superposition pg 635
Flipped Class Assignment: Be ready to discuss and take an exam on this material one week from today in class. At this point, students are strongly encouraged to study Appendix A. 
Monday Assignment: A33
Wednesday Assignment: A34
Friday Assignment: A35 
(14) 4/27  5/1 
Sections 9.4B, 10.1, 10.1A, 10.1B, 10.3
10.1 Stability of Structures pg. 692 
Monday Assignment: A36 10.9, 10.10, 10.12, 10.13, 10.15 (Due on 5/5)
Friday Assignment: A38 
(15) 5/4  5/5 
Detailed procedure for drawing shear and moment diagrams Interactive practice drawing shear and moment diagrams

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5/7/2014

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You are permitted to bring one 8.5" x 11" cheat sheet to the quiz, hand written
by you (no copies) on
TWO SIDES, no example problems, equations only, and
you should bring your copy of the
F.E.
Exam Reference Manual with no notes of any kind written on it. 
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