2021 Fundamentals of Mechanics of Materials F

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Undergraduate major in Materials Science and Engineering
Mizutani Yoshihiro  Todoroki Akira 
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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,Stress and strain, Material tests, Understand stress and strain, Fuck's low,tensile tests, stress-strain diagrams,
Class 2 Allowable stress and factor of safety, Tensile loading and compressive loading Understand allowable stress, factor of safety, tensile stress and compressive stress
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 Understand bending stress and strain
Class 5 Bending deflection of a beam Understanding of a differential equation of a beam deflection
Class 6 Multi-axial loading, Thin wall cylinder Understanding of multi-axial loading and thin wall cylinder
Class 7 Mohr's stress circle Understanding of Mohr's stress circle

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


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

Graded with 100 % with short drills at every class

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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