
After the course, the student will be able to:
 recognize the difference between normal and shear stresses and the difference between normal and shear strains
 analyze statically inderterminate structures
 calculate second moment of area for composite sections. To apply beam theory to beams with symmetric crosssections
 calculate stresses and strains in axially loaded bars (truss structures).
 calculate stresses and strains in members of circular cross sections (circular shafts) subjected to torsion
 determine slope and deflection of beams subjected to bending using differential equations characterizing the shape of the deformed beams and using the method of superposition
 calculate normal and shear stresses in beams subjected to both bending and shear (transversally loaded beams)
 evaluate the results of a calculation
 understand basic mechanical concepts of a structure and to analyze it using correct theoretical models
 Define simple constructions as mathematical models, program and evaluate these models in Matlab, and interpret the results
 design a construction within the project (using a FEM package)



This is a part of Semester 1 of the Bachelor Mechanical Engineering (UTVU) See here for the compete description of this semester.
Mechanics of Materials is the second course of the SOLID MECHANICS learning line. This course covers how the stiffness and strength of a structure consisting of slender structural members such as bars, shafts and beams can be determined. It is explained how to determine the internal stresses, strains and deformations of slender members that are subjected to external excitation. The stability analysis of beams subjected to compressive loads by means of buckling theory is treated.
For the purpose of modelling and programming, students learn to develop their own finite element package in Matlab. This package can be used to determine the deformation of truss structures.
Please note: This course takes place in Amsterdam and is only accessible for BSc UTVU ME students.




Bachelor Mechanical Engineering  VU 
  Verplicht materiaalReaderMechanics of Materials (069), B.M. de Gooijer and J.P. Schilder 

 Aanbevolen materiaalWerkvormenLecture
 TutorialAanwezigheidsplicht   Ja 
 WorkgroupAanwezigheidsplicht   Ja 

 ToetsenIndividual written exam


 