Nagoya University, School of Engineering Lecture information system (SYLLABUS)

Mechanics of Materials and Tutorial(3.0 credits)

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

•Course Purpose
In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of stress, strain, and how materials deform. Students will also solve problems related to the course topics under the guidance of the faculty. By the end of the course, students will:
1. Understand the concepts of stress and strain.
2. Have the ability to analyze stress in rods and beams that undergo tension, compression, bending, and torsion.
3. Have the ability to analyze combined stresses in rods and beams.
4. Have the ability to determine the strain energy in rods and beams.

•Prerequisite Subjects
Calculus & Physics

•Course Topics
1. Stress and strain
2. Tension and compression
3. Beam bending
4. Torsion of a bar
5. Combined stress
6. Strain energy
7. Buckling of a column

You are supposed to prepare and review each lecture by reading textbooks outside the course hours. In addition, there will be homework provided at each lecture.

Strength of Materials, S. Timoshenko, ISBN: 9780898746211
(Copies are available in the main library)

•Additional Reading
History of Strength of Materials, Timoshenko, ISBN: 978-0486611877
(Copies are available in the main library)

•Grade Assessment
Students must obtain a letter grade of C or above to pass the course.
Letter grades are assigned based on the percentages:

The semester percentile grade is based on the following breakdown:
Homework Assignments - 40%
Mid-term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 30%

Homework assignments will be graded based on a 10 point scale. The mid-term and final exams will be based on a 100 point scale. The final exam will be comprehensive.

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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