The course is included in these curricula and study modules
Type of course
Cycle/level of course
Recommended year of study
Total number of ECTS
-To give students the understanding and skills to design and analyze engineering components and structures.
-To calculate engineering stresses due to normal loads, shear loads, bending and torsion acting on engineering components. -Define the size and material for given engineering components under the application of loads. -To use FEA COMSOL software in the design of members. -Design of Plastics
Introduction Stress Strain Mechanical Properties of Materials Axial Load COMSOL FEA software Torsion Bending
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Mathematics minimum 10 ECTS completed. Mechanics [PT-1-014] The course is given in period 1 to 3rd year students and in period 3 for 2nd year students.
Although the attendance of weekly lectures is recommended, it is not compulsory. Students may thus choose to complete all work (except the final exam/re-exam) at home. COMSOL software from lab.arcada.fi All deadlines dates must be meet. Students not submitting assessment work by the deadline dates will be removed from the course. COMSOL software from lab.arcada.fi All deadlines dates must be meet. Students not submitting assessment work by the deadline dates will be removed from the course.
Recommended or required reading
"Mechanics of Materials" , Hibbeler, 9th Edition. Pearson. http://www.amazon.com/Mechanics-Materials-Edition-Russell-Hibbeler/dp/0133254429 Chapters 1-6 (it is recommended to read further chapters to get a deeper understanding of the subject and to aid in further courses).
- Lectures - 20 hours
- Individual- and group instruction - 10 hours
- Practical exercises - 10 hours
- Individual studies - 85 hours
- Internet-based studies - 10 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-)
- Assignment submission dates given in itslearning.
10% Assignment 1 (compulsory) 10% COMSOL tutorial (optional) 80% Final Exam/ Re-Exam Students who do not complete Assignment 1 will be removed from the course. A pass mark in the final exam/re-exam of at least 40/80 and a total mark of at least 50/100 in total is required to pass the course. GRADING. 50-59 Grade 1 Satisfactory 60-69 Grade 2 Satisfactory 70-79 Grade 3 Good 80-89 Grade 4 Good 90-100 Grade 5 Excellent
Home page of the course
Assignments valid until
Until date 2018-01-30
The timetable of the course
Schedule: Week Chapter Topic from course text 35 1&2 Stress and Strain 36 3 Mechanical Properties of Materials 37 4 Axial Load 38 5 COMSOL analysis and Torsion 39 5 Torsion Continued 40 6 Bending 41 6 Bending continued 42 Final Exam on Chapters 1-6.
- 2017-10-17 - Exams
- 2017-09-19 - Other assignments