Kursens undervisningsperiod

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









Rekommenderat studieår



5 sp


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


Tranverse Shear Combined Loading Stress Transformations Strain Transformations Design of beams and shafts Deflection of beams and shafts


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.

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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: https://start.arcada.fi/en/my-studies/degree-thesis/ethical-rules


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-9781292178202 References textbook: "COMSOL 5 for Engineeers", Mehrzad Tabatabaian, Arcada Libguides.


  • Individuell handledning och grupphandledning - 20 timmar
  • Praktiska övningar - 40 timmar
  • Självstudier - 75 timmar


  • Kursens totala antal arbetstimmar: 135 timmar
  • Varav självstyrda studieformer: 135 timmar
  • Varav schemalagda studier: 0 timmar


Flerformsundervisning (delvis nätundervisning handledd eller självstudier)


  • Tentamina (skriftliga-, muntliga-, hem-)
  • Essä, rapporter, produktioner och 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


Vihtonen Mathew


Vihtonen Mathew

Kursens hemsida


Antal kursplatser

Ingen begränsning (31 studenter anmälda)

Delprestation i kraft till

Till datum 2019-11-17

Kursens tidtabell

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.


2019-10-14 till 2019-11-10


  • 2019-12-12 - Tentamina
  • 2019-11-17 - Rapporter och produktioner
Datum Tid Rum Titel Beskrivning Organisatör
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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