Course on Mechanics of Materials

  • Categories DesignMechanical
  • Duration 80h
  • Total Enrolled 0
  • Last Update March 15, 2020

About Course

The course aims to cover fundamentals of mechanics of materials to know the behaviour and properties of engineering materials when subjected to different loading and boundary conditions.


Mechanics of materials also known as strength of materials is the branch of solid mechanics /continuum mechanics, which deals with the study/behaviour of deformable bodies. Mechanics of materials is fundamental subject in mechanical/civil engineering and has also specific application in many other areas such as in health care/medical to understand the anatomy of living beings, dental prostheses and surgical implants. This basic study will be helpful for advance topics of solid mechanics such theory of elasticity, theory of plasticity, fatigue and fracture mechanics which deals with the initiation and propagation of cracks in solid materials. Thus, attending this course mechanical and civil engineers will gain theoretical knowledge of mechanics of materials and solve solid/structural problems adopting appropriate theory and formulas while solving solid/structural mechanics problems.

What Will I Learn?

  • Gain fundamental knowledge of mechanics of deformable solids including stress, strain, stress – strain relations, theories of failure and energy methods.
  • To know the different types of stresses and strains developed in the member subjected to axial, bending, shear, torsion and thermal loads.
  • To understand the concepts of calculation of forces and moments in solid/structure for different loading and boundary conditions.
  • To expose the students to the concepts of strain energy, work done and then determining the stresses, strains, in axial bars, beams, columns, struts and shafts.
  • Examine the properties of deformable bodies and apply the basic concepts and theoretical laws and derived formulas in solving solid/structural mechanics problem.
  • To know behaviour and properties of engineering materials.
  • To understand the stresses developed in bars, compounds bars, beams, shafts, and cylinders.

Topics for this course

7 Lessons80h

Stresses and Strains

Introduction, Properties of materials, Stress, Strain and Hooke’s law, Stress strain diagramfor brittle and ductile materials, True stress and strain, Calculation of stresses in straight, Stepped and tapered sections, Composite sections, Stresses due to temperature change, Shear stress and strain, Lateral strain and Poisson’s ratio, Elastic constants and relations between them.

Analysis of Stress and Strain

Shear Force and Bending Moment


Theories of Failure

Columns and Struts


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  • The prerequisites required are basic knowledge of physics, mathematics, and general mechanical engineering related topics.

Target Audience

  • Engineers working in Design, CAE, Mechanical, Automotive, Aerospace, Railways, Defence, Nuclear energy, Thermal , Power, Wind, Medical equipment, Civil, Electrical and Electronics etc and related Industry involving design analysis can participate.