The course takes place in period

2 (2022-10-24 to 2022-12-31)


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

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.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student will be able to:

Calculate stresses in members due to shear

Design beams and shafts under combined loading conditions

Perform stress transformation calculations

Calculate the deflection of beams

To be able to use COMSOL beam module for the analysis of beams.

Perform a laboratory bending test according to SFS-EN ISO 178

Course contents

Transverse Shear
Combined Loading
Stress Transformations
Strain Transformations
Design of Beams and Shafts
Deflection of Beams
COMSOL Beam Module

Prerequisites and co-requisites

A prerequisite of "Mechanics of Materials 1 (Strength of Materials)" is required.

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.

Previous course names

Materials Design

Additional information

Students are required to follow Good Scientific Practice in Studies:…

The recommended course calculators which encourage the development of mathematics skills are non-programmable, non-graphing types.
Canon F-715SG, Casio FX-82EX, Casio FX-85EX, Casio FX-82AU.

Students may choose to enrol to the optional bending test in itslearning. There is no compulsory attendance for the course.

Recommended or required reading

"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 (*).… External link… External link

References textbook:
"COMSOL 5 for Engineeers", Mehrzad Tabatabaian, Arcada Libguides.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 10 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 20 hours
  • Practical exercises - 40 hours
  • Individual studies - 65 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

The total mark is comprised of the total of 2 assignments and one exam. A total mark of 50 in total is required. There is no compulsory attendance.
Assignment 1 (20%)
Assignment 2 (20%)

Exam (60%)

Grading Scale (Total mark):
50-59 Grade 1
60-69 Grade 2
70-79 Grade 3
80-89 Grade 4
90-100 Grade 5


  • Gebrehiwot Silas
  • Vihtonen Mathew


Vihtonen Mathew

Group size

No limit (24 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

Until date 2022-11-20

The timetable of the course

Review the weekly schedule under "PLANS" in itslearning for more details.

Course enrolment period

2022-10-10 to 2022-11-06

Assessment methods

  • 2022-12-15 - Exams
  • 2022-11-13 - Reports and productions
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2022-10-27 13:30 - 16:00 B518 Materialmekanik 2 Vihtonen Mathew
2022-11-03 13:30 - 16:00 B518 Materialmekanik 2 Vihtonen Mathew
2022-11-10 13:30 - 16:00 B518 Materialmekanik 2 Vihtonen Mathew
2022-11-17 13:30 - 16:30 B518 Materialmekanik 2 Vihtonen Mathew
2022-11-24 13:30 - 16:00 B518 Materialmekanik 2 Vihtonen Mathew
2022-12-01 13:30 - 16:00 B518 Materialmekanik 2 Vihtonen Mathew
2022-12-08 13:30 - 15:00 B518 Mech of Materials 2 (optional assistance at 13:30) Vihtonen Mathew
2022-12-15 13:30 - 16:00 B518 Mechanics of Materials 2 Final Exam Anukka Harri
2023-04-14 14:15 - 17:00 D4107-08 Statics and Mechanics of Materials 2 re-exam 1 Vihtonen Mathew
2023-04-28 14:15 - 17:00 D4107-08 Statics and Mechanics of Materials 2 reexam 2 Vihtonen Mathew

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