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Strength of Materials

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IKTA0302
Type: Compulsory / Professional Studies
Curriculum: KT 2014
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 2 (2015-2016)
Credits: 3 cr
Responsible Teacher: Makkonen, Matti
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2015-2016

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
8I-KT-2N2015-09-01 – 2015-10-31Matti MakkonenFinnish2015-08-14 – 2015-09-13
9I-KT-2V2015-08-21 – 2015-10-31Timo GröndahlFinnish2015-08-14 – 2015-09-13

Learning Outcomes

The student will understand the principle stages in a structural design prosess and its role in engineering design. He/She will learn to identify the basic load types and how they appear in machines and structures. The student will be able to design simple structures for the basic load types and their combinations. He/She can calculate stresses and deformations and knows their interaction. The student will learn the different stability problems and is able to design columns to buckling.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course: 81 h
- of which scheduled studies: 40 h
- of which autonomous studies: 41 h

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Statics. Basics of Mathematical Software (MathCAD)


Mechanics of materials as part of engineering process, basic concepts of mechanics of materials, limitations of strength calculations; safety factor; cross section properties of beams; tensile stress and strain; thermal stresses and bimetallic structures; beam bending and deflection; shear stress and strain; torsional stress and strain; combinations of stresses, fracture hypoteses; stability problems, design of column buckling, lateral buckling and plate buckling.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Online material

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures and exercises

Assessment Criteria

5: The student is able to utilise the methods learnt during the study unit independently and is able apply the learnt knowledge in new contexts.
3: The student is able to utilise the methods learnt during the study unit independently.
1: The student is able, with guidance, to utilise the methods learnt during the study unit.

Assessment Methods

Examination, assignment and exercises