The course takes place in period

2 (2019-10-28 to 2019-12-31)


Professional studies

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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:

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

Course contents

Tranverse Shear
Combined Loading
Stress Transformations
Strain Transformations
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


Additional information

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 (*).… External link

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

Study activities

  • 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

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. 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


Vihtonen Mathew


Vihtonen Mathew

Group size

No limit (31 students enrolled)

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.

Course enrolment period

2019-10-14 to 2019-11-10

Assessment methods

  • 2019-12-12 - Exams
  • 2019-11-17 - Reports and productions
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2019-10-31 13:15 - 16:00 D4109 Materials Design Vihtonen Mathew
2019-11-07 13:15 - 16:00 D4109 Materials Design Vihtonen Mathew
2019-11-14 13:15 - 16:00 D4109 Materials Design Vihtonen Mathew
2019-11-21 13:15 - 16:00 D4109 Materials Design Vihtonen Mathew
2019-11-28 13:15 - 16:00 D4109 Materials Design Vihtonen Mathew
2019-12-03 10:15 - 11:45 D4109 Thesis Presentations - Nhu Tran and Oliver Folger 10:15-10:45 Nhu Tran - "The Impact of Printing Orientation on The Tensile Properties of Parts Printed by Fused Deposition Modelling". 11:00-11:30 Oliver Folger - "Topology Optimization of a Mounting Bracket". Supervisor : M.Vihtonen Examiner: S.Gebrehiwot Andersson Mirja
Gebrehiwot Silas
Vihtonen Mathew
2019-12-05 13:15 - 15:00 D4109 Materials Design Tutorial Vihtonen Mathew
2019-12-12 13:15 - 15:30 D4109 Materials Design Exam Vihtonen Mathew
2019-12-19 13:15 - 14:00 D4109 Materials Design Feedback and course survey (optional) Vihtonen Mathew
2020-03-09 09:15 - 12:00 D4107-08 Mechanics and Materials Design Re-Exam 1 No need to sign up. Just turn up within the first 30 minutes of the exam time. Vihtonen Mathew

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