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Course module: 202000122
Mechanics of Materials & Modelling and Programming 4
Course infoSchedule
Course module202000122
Credits (ECTS)4.5
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact G.T. Havinga
dr. M.I. Abdul Rasheed
Lecturer G.T. Havinga
Contactperson for the course G.T. Havinga
Examiner R. Loendersloot
Academic year2022
Starting block
RemarksPart of module 4 B-ME
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Mechanics of Materials
After the course the student will be able to:
  • apply the method of sections to calculate internal loadings, stresses, strains & deformations in slender members:
    • subjected to axial loadings (bars)
    • with circular cross section subjected to torsional loadings (shafts).
    • with symmetric cross section subjected to transversal loadings, c.q. bending and shear (beams).
  • derive the critical load & buckled shape of beams (using Euler buckling theory).
  • analyze statically determinate & indeterminate structures.
  • determine the second moment of area for composite cross sections.
  • understand basic mechanical concepts of a structure, analyze it using correct theoretical models and evaluate the results of a calculation. 
Modeling and Programming
As a result of the course a student is able to:
  • solve beam equations using MATLAB.
  • determine the maximum stresses in a beam using MATLAB.
  • write a finite element program to calculate the stresses in a frame with beams.
  • optimize the frame geometry using the finite element code and standard optimization routines.
This is a part of module 4, ME 4 Design and Mechanics of the Bachelor Mechanical Engineering.. See here for the compete description of the module.
Mechanics of Materials
This course covers how the stiffness and strength of a structure consisting of different members such as bars, beams and shafts can be determined. Stiffness describes the relationship between loads and deflections of a structure and strength refers to stresses and strains occurring in the material.
Modeling and Programming
The Finite Element Method is a key engineering tool for the design of mechanical systems. It can be used to determine internal stresses and deformation of structures due to external loads. A basic form of the Finite Element Method for beam structures will be developed throughout a series of ModPro 4 sessions. The complexity of the systems will gradually increase during the sessions, from 1D truss systems, to single beam calculations, to full truss and beam structures. Optimization methods discussed in ModPro 3 will be used to optimize structure designs.

Non-ME students can take this course if they meet the entry requirements.
Module 4
Participating study
Bachelor Mechanical Engineering
Required materials
Mechanics of Materials, 2019, Jurnan
Recommended materials
Statics & Mechanics of Materials: SI Edition, 4/E, Hibbeler Russel C., ISBN-13: 9789814526043
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes




Bonus for Modelling and Programming 4

Exam Mechanics of Materials

Assignment Modelling and Programming 4

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