SDU Education Information System
   Home   |  Login Türkçe  | English   

Course Information
Course Unit Title : Foundations of Solid Mechanics
Course Unit Code : 01MAK5187
Type of Course Unit : Optional
Level of Course Unit : Second Cycle
Year of Study : 1
Semester : 1.Semester
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated : 6,00
Name of Lecturer(s) : ---
Course Assistants :
Learning Outcomes of The Course Unit : 1. Understand the definition of solid mechanics in mechanical engineering
2. Attain an ability to identify, define, solve and present solid mechanics problems
3. Have knowledge to be able to solve the mechanical problems by learning the main concepts of solid mechanics
4. Have the advanced theoretical knowledge about the mechanical behavior of materials
5. Have an ability to make analysis and to examine of engineering problems
Mode of Delivery : Face-To-Face
Prerequisities and Co-requisities Courses : Unavailable
Recommended Optional Programme Components : Unavailable
Course Contents : Introduction to solid mechanics. Basic concepts. Vectors and tensors. Stress and Stress analysis: Strain. Stress-Strain Relationships. Generalized Hooke?s Law. Torsion .Pure Bending. Combined Stresses. Criteria for yielding. Selection and Use of Failure Theories. Energy Methods (Principle of Virtual Work, Castigliano Theorems).
Languages of Instruction : Turkish
Course Goals : -to gain an ability to analyze solid mechanics problems in engineering
Course Aims : The aims of this course are:

-to develop an ability to perform the engineering problems by teaching basic concepts in solid mechanics
-to teach how to formulate problems in mechanics
-to teach how to reduce vague questions and ideas into precise mathematical statements
-to provide information about general engineering applications
WorkPlacement   Not Available
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook :
Additional Resources : Richards, R., Principles of Solid Mechanics, CRC Pres, 2000.
Shames, I.H.,Introduction to Solid Mechanics, Second Edition.Prentice Hall, 1989.
Fung, F.C., Foundations of Solid Mechanics, Prentice Hall International, Inc, 1977.
Timoshenko S. and Goodier J.N., Theory of Elasticity, McGraw-Hill, New York, N.Y., 1970.
Karasudhi, P., Foundations of Solid Mechanics, Kluwer Publishers, 1991.
Material Sharing
Documents :
Assignments :
Exams :
Additional Material :
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Lectures, Practical Courses, Presentation, Seminar, Project, Laboratory Applications (if necessary)
ECTS / Table Of Workload (Number of ECTS credits allocated)
Student workload surveys utilized to determine ECTS credits.
Activity :
Number Duration Total  
Course Duration (Excluding Exam Week) :
14 3 42  
Time Of Studying Out Of Class :
14 5 70  
Homeworks :
5 5 25  
Presentation :
0 0 0  
Project :
0 0 0  
Lab Study :
0 0 0  
Field Study :
0 0 0  
Visas :
1 15 15  
Finals :
1 20 20  
Workload Hour (30) :
Total Work Charge / Hour :
Course's ECTS Credit :
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Studies During Halfterm :
Number Co-Effient
Visa :
1 30
Quiz :
0 0
Homework :
5 10
Attendance :
0 0
Application :
0 0
Lab :
0 0
Project :
0 0
Workshop :
0 0
Seminary :
0 0
Field study :
0 0
The ratio of the term to success :
The ratio of final to success :
Weekly Detailed Course Content
Week Topics  
1 Introduction (Fundamental concepts, equation and methods used in solid mechanics). Vectors and Tensors. Free Body Diagrams. Equilibrium. Normal and Shear Forces and Moment Diagrams
2 Mechanics of Deformable Bodies: Stress/Strain
Concept of Stress: Normal Stress, Shear Stress
Concept of Strain: Normal Strain, Shear Strain
Generalized Hooke?s Law: Modulus of Elasticity
3 Stress
Stress at a Point
Principal Stresses
Mohr's Diagram
4 Strain
Strain at a Point
Principal Strains
5 Introduction to Mechanical Properties of Solids
Tensile Test
True Stress -Strain Curve
Compression Test
Empirical Equations for Stress-Strain Curve
Mechanical Behavior of Materials
6 One-Dimensional Problems
7 Two-Dimensional Problems (Plane Stress)
8 Two-Dimensional Problems (Plane Strain)
9 Criteria for Yielding
Example of Multiaxial Stress
Example of Yield Criteria
Loading and Unloading
10 Stresses in Beams (Bending and Shear Stresses)
Pure Bending
Shearing Stresses in Beams
Design of Beams under Combined Loading
11 Torsion
12 Energy Methods (Principle of Virtual Work)
13 Energy Methods (Castigliano Theorems)
14 Solutions for Typical Problems in Solid Mechanics