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Structural Mechanics and Material Analysis

level of course unit

First cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students are able to:
• analyse systems of forces and calculate the size and direction of unknown forces.
• apply the equilibrium conditions in statically defined systems.
• define the stress resultant in bars, beams and frames.
• scrutinize flat frameworks and determine the size of bar forces.
• scrutinize friction conditions between machine parts.
• differentiate between shear stress and normal stress and identify dangerous areas of machine components.
• to apply fundamental relations of the strengths of materials on simple machine parts and implement cross-section dimensioning.
• make important statements about strength hypotheses.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

• General information about forces; decomposition, resultants, reduction, moment of a force, distributed forces
• Method of sections, equilibrium in essential and general groups of forces
• Coulomb friction
• Centre of gravity & surface torque
• Schnittgrößen on the bar and Balken
• State of stress, principle stresses, Hooke’s law
• Tensile stress and compressive stress, shearing stress, bending stress, torsion, changes in shape
• Stress hypotheses, multiple stress

recommended or required reading

• Böge (2013): Technische Mechanik: Statik – Reibung – Dynamik – Festigkeitslehre - Fluidmechanik, 30. Aufl., Springer Vieweg Verlag Wiesbaden
• Assmann (2009): Technische Mechanik Bd. 1: Statik, 19. Aufl., Oldenbourg Verlag München
• Assmann (2013): Technische Mechanik Bd. 2: Festigkeitslehre, 18. Aufl., Oldenbourg Verlag München

assessment methods and criteria

Written exam

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods


semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Director of Studies

year of study

First year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit


mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable