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Total number of ECTS
The aim of the course is to develop the student's abilities in the design and analysis of engineering components. In particular stress, transverse shear, stress transformations and deflection will be covered. This includes a deeper understanding of the field of Mechanics of Materials.
At the end of the course the student will be able to:
Design beam and shafts under combined loading conditions
Perform stress transformation calculations
Apply theories of failure to the loading of different materials
Calculate the deflection of beams
Analyze the buckling of columns
Design of beams and shafts
Deflection of beams and shafts
Prerequisites and co-requisites
A prerequisite of Strength of Materials or "Mechanics of Materials 1" is required.
The student should obtain the course textbook before starting the course. It is assumed the student is familiar with chapters 1-6 of the course book before starting this course. This course will cover chapters 7-12. The course textbook can be used in the exam.
Previous course names
This course will be run with a new name of Mechanics of Materials 2 in future years. The content will be exactly the same.
Students are required to follow Good Scientific Practice in Studies:
Recommended or required reading
It is required to obtain the course textbook "Mechanics of Materials", Hibbeler, 10th edition. The student is required to read one chapter of this text every week. The chapters covered are 7- 13. The exam is based on chapters 7-12. The exam does not include advanced sections of the text indicated by an asterisk (*).
https://www.adlibris.com/fi/kirja/mechanics-of-materials-in-si-units-97… External link
"COMSOL 5 for Engineeers", Mehrzad Tabatabaian, Arcada Libguides.
- Individual- and group instruction - 20 hours
- Practical exercises - 40 hours
- Individual studies - 75 hours
- Total workload of the course: 135 hours
- Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
- Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours
Mode of Delivery
- Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
- Essays, reports, productions and portfolio
The total mark is comprised of the total of 2 assignments and one exam. There is no minimum mark requirement in any individual assessment task. All assignment dates are given in itslearning. A total mark of 50 is required. There is no compulsory attendance.
Assignment 1 (20%)
Assignment 2 (20%)
Exam (60%) - The student is allowed to bring any version of Mechanics of Materials by Hibbeler to the exam (no loose notes or other textbook).
Grading Scale (Total mark):
50-59 Grade 1
60-69 Grade 2
70-79 Grade 3
80-89 Grade 4
90-100 Grade 5
Home page of the course
Assignments valid until
Until date 2019-11-17
The timetable of the course
Week 44 Chapter 7 - Introduction to course, Transverse Shear
Week 45 Chapter 7 - Transverse Shear, Optional Tutorial class
Week 46 Chapter 8 - Combined Loading, Optional Tutorial class. Assignment 1.
Week 47 Chapter 9 and 10 - Stress and Strain Transformation, Optional Tutorial Class.
Week 48 Chapter 11 - Design of Beams and Shafts, Optional Tutorial Class, Assignment 2.
Week 49 Chapter 12 - Deflection of Beams and Shafts, Optional Tutorial Class
Week 50 Exam (Chapters 7-12)
Week 51 Course Survey and Feedback, Optional Individual Reading chapter 13.
- 2019-12-12 - Exams
- 2019-11-17 - Reports and productions