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Solid Mechanics(2.0 credits)

Course Type:Basic Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Automotive Engineering Automotive Engineering
Starts 1 : 2 Spring Semester 2 Spring Semester
Elective/Compulsory : Elective Elective
Lecturer : Part-time Faculty  

•Course Purpose
The purpose of this course is to learn two- and three-dimensional theories of elasticity. The goals are to come to be able (1) to understand and explain equations of equilibrium, relationship between displacements and strains, compatibility of strain components, Hooke's Law, boundary conditions for three-dimensional elastic bodies, (2) to understand and use a method to solve two-dimensional problems by using Airy stress function, and (3) to understand and use energy theorems.

•Prerequisite Subjects
Mechanics of Materials with Exercises, Fundamentals of Physics (desirable)

•Course Topics
1. Stress and Strain (Three-dimensional General Theory)
2. Relationship between Stress and Strain (Equations of Elasticity)
3. Two-dimensional Theory of Elasticity
4. Principles of Energy
5. Torsion of a Shaft

You are supposed to prepare and review each lecture by reading textbooks outside the course hours.

Timoshenko, S. and Goodier, J. N., “Theory of Elasticity,” McGraw-Hill Publishing Company; International ed of 3rd revised ed (1970/10)

•Additional Reading
Fung, Y. C. and Tong, P., “Classical and Computational Solid Mechanics (Advanced Series in Engineering Science),” World Scientific Pub Co Inc (2001/10)
Sadd, M. H., “Elasticity, Theory, Applications, and Numerics” Elsevier, 2nd ed (2009)

•Grade Assessment
Grades will be based on the following breakdown: Homework assignments - 40%, Mid-term examinations - 30%, and Final examinations - 30%. Students must obtain a minimum score of 60/100 to pass the course.
Grades: S:100-90, A:89-80, B:79-70, C:69-60, F:59-0.

No requirements for attending this course

•Contacting Faculty
Students can ask questions to the lecturer any time via email. E-mail:


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