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Course module: 202000187
Mechanics of Materials
Course infoSchedule
Course module202000187
Credits (ECTS)2.5
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact personA. Chatterjee
Contactperson for the course
A. Chatterjee
A. Chatterjee
Examiner E. van der Heide
Academic year2023
Starting block
RemarksPart of module 3 B-IDE
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
After passing the course, the student can:
  1. draw relevant 'free body diagrams' (FBD) of structural parts and apply them to set up equilibrium equations,
  2. evaluate stresses and deformations in simple bar and shaft structures,
  3. formulate equations to evaluate deformation of statically undeterminately supported structutures,
  4. calculate bending moments in beam structures and point out maximum values thereof,
  5. calculate the inertia moment of a beam cross section and apply it to calculate stresses,
  6. calculate deformations of a beam structure

This is a part of Module 3 of the Bachelor Industrial Design Engineering. See here for the compete description of this module.

The concepts of tension and strain are introduced and the relation between the two is given. This is applied to rods on which tensile and compressive forces are exerted, and to shafts which are loaded on torsion.
Then the bending of beams is discussed. An expression is derived for the size and distribution of the stresses in a beam section.
The deformation of the beam as a result of a bending moment is derived. This results in expressions for the deformation of beams under elementary load cases such as concentrated forces and distributed loads. These are then applied to the analysis of both statically determined and statically undetermined supported beams.

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Assumed previous knowledge
Module 3
Participating study
Bachelor Industrial Design Engineering
Required materials
Course material
Hibbeler, 'Statics and Mechanics of Materials'
Handouts through Canvas
Recommended materials
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes

Self study with assistance
Presence dutyYes


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