2018 Fundamentals of Mechanics of Materials F

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Undergraduate major in Materials Science and Engineering
Todoroki Akira  Mizutani Yoshihiro  Suzuki Yoshiro 
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Course description and aims

This course deals with mechanical responses of materials used for design of strength of various machines. First of all, mechanical properties of various materials are explained. Allowable stress as well as safety factor is shown. Mechanical responses when tensile, compression, twisting or bending loading is applied to a mechanical material are lectured in this class.
In this course, the target is to understand the method and necessity of strength design of mechanical components with the comprehensive understanding of mechanical responses caused by loading to the components.

Student learning outcomes

Taking this course will provide:
1) Basic concept of mechanics of materials can be learned with comprehensive understanding of stress and strain.
2) Stress and strain under the tensile, compressive or twisting loading can be obtained.
3) Stress, strain and deflection of a beam under the mending loading can be obtained.


stress, strain, tension, compression, twisting, bending,

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

In this course, classes will be done with short drills.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 The objectives of mechanics of materials and basic knowledge and various loading Understand the basic knowledge for learning mechanics of materials
Class 2 Stress and strain, Material tests, allowable stress and factor of safety Understand stress and strain, Fuck's low,tensile tests, stress-strain diagrams, mechanical properties and design of strength and elastic modulus
Class 3 Twisting of rod Understand stress and strain of a rod and thin wall tube under twisting loading
Class 4 Bending of a beam (bending moment and shear load) Understand bending moment and shear loading of a beam
Class 5 Bending of a beam (characteristics of cross section of a beam) understanding of second moment of area
Class 6 Bending of a beam ( bending stress) Understand bending stress and strain
Class 7 Bending deflection of a beam Understanding of a differential equation of a beam deflection
Class 8 Drills Drills of various problems of mechanics of materials


Kind book of Mechanics of Materials, Akira Todoroki

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Mechanics of Materials, SI Edition, J.M. Gere and B.J. Goodno, CENGAGE learning, ISBN-13: 978-1111577742

Assessment criteria and methods

80 % graded with an examination by and 20 % with short drills

Related courses

  • MAT.A206 : Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Materials

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Applicants should have basic knowledge of mechanics and differential equations

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