014005 Engineering Laboratory

Course Goals

  1. Visually and practically demonstrate principles learned in engineering mechanics and engineering of material courses.
  2. Practice structures and specimen component experiment methods, use of measurement devices, registering and analyzing measurement results.
  3. Developing an understanding of the factors that affect measurement inaccuracies and compatibility between measured and calculated parameters (according to theory), measurement results distribution meaning.
  4. Practice data representation and analysis and preparing technical documents.


The following is a list of general references. Specific references can be found in the lab guidelines.

  1. Popov, E.P., Nagarjan, S. and Lu, Z.A., Mechanics of Materials, 2nd. ed., Prentice Hall, London, 1978.
  2. Shames, I.H., Mechanics of Deformable Solids, Prentice-Hall, 1964.
  3. Grover, R.L., Mechanics of Solids, John Wiley, 1964.
  4. Hetényi, M., editor, Handbook of Experimental Stress Analysis, John Wiley, N.Y., 1950.
  5. Hendry, A.W., Elements of Experimental Stress Analysis, Pergamon Press, 1977.
  6. Godden, W.G., Demonstration Models for Teaching Structural Mechanics, University of Illinois Bulletin, 1963.
  7. Cowan, H.J., Building Science Laboratory Manual, Applied Science Publishers, 1978.
  8. Linear Regression Tutorial, Clemson University, 2006
  9. Experiment Resources (2009). Statistics Tutorial.

Contact Hours

Lecture: 1 hour

Lab: 2 hours

Credit: 1.5