Mechanics of Materials
For the mechanical design of systems, knowledge about basic concepts of continuum mechanics are indispensable. These include mechanical stress, deformations, etc. which are demonstrated on simple examples resulting in an understanding which is both mathematically correct and intuitive. In this course students learn the basic concepts of the mechanics of deformable media by studying the internal effects of stress and strain in a solid body that is subjected to an external loading.
LecturerProf. Dr. Chiara Daraio
Lead AssistantsJan Rys
Exercise AssistantsAnton Bauhofer
Time and placeMonday, 10:15 - 12:00, HG F7 (streaming to HG F3 and HG F5)
Wednesday, 10:15 - 12:00, HG F7 (streaming to HG F3 and HG F5)
ExceptionsAll lecture notes and slides are available on the Mechanics of Materials Moodle environment
|Week 1 (22.02. - 28.02.)||Introduction / Static Review / Stress|
|Week 2 (29.02. - 06.03.)||Strain / Axial Loading|
|Week 3 (07.03. - 13.03.)||Axial Loading and Thermal Loading|
|Week 4 (14.03. - 20.03.)||Torsion|
|Week 5 (21.03. - 27.03.)||Bending|
|Week 6 (28.03. - 03.04.)||Holidays|
|Week 7 (04.04. - 10.04.)||Transverse Shear|
|Week 8 (11.04. - 17.04.)||Tensor Calculus|
|Week 9 (18.04. - 24.04.)||Stress Transformations|
|Week 10 (25.04. - 01.05.)||Stress Transformations|
|Week 11 (02.05. - 08.05.)||Strain Transformations|
|Week 12 (09.05. - 15.05.)||Strain Transformations / Failure criteria|
|Week 13 (16.05. - 22.05.)||Deflection of Beams and Shafts|
|Week 14 (23.05. - 29.05.)||Deflection and Energy Methods|
|Week 15 (30.05. - 05.06.)||Energy Methods / Truss Me Competition|
The lecture is based on the following book:
Hibbler, Russell C. Mechanics of Materials. 9th SI-Edition
Available at Polybuchhandlung.
Moodle and ETH EduAppLecture podcasts and additional information will be brought to the students using the Available on Mechanics of Materials Moodle environment.
This course will also be supported by the ETH EduApp for mobile studying and teaching. The app can be downloaded for free and supports iPhone and Android.
ExerciseAll exercises will be assigned using the Mechanics of Materials Moodle environment.
Exercises will start in the 2nd week of the semester (01.03. for MAVT and 02.03. for BAUG).
In 1st week of class all students will get an email with a link to sign up for one of the following exercise classes.
Exercise for D-MAVT
Tuesday, 08:15 - 10:00
|1||CAB G 11
|2||ETF C 1||Felix Hacker||DE|
|3||ETF E 1||Nikhilesh Alatur||DE|
|4||HG D 1.2||Stéphanie Schon||DE|
|5||HG D 7.1||Clara Baumhauer||DE|
|6||HG E 1.1||Nasma Dasser||DE|
|7||HG E 1.2||Frédéric Schubiger||DE|
|8||HG E 5||Virginia von Streng||DE|
|9||HG F 3||Constantin Ehrlich-Adám||EN|
|10||IFW A 32.1||Frederick Gonon||DE|
|11||IFW A 36||Amit Patil||EN|
|12||IFW B 42||Adrian Lauper||DE|
|13||LEE C 104||François Elvinger||DE|
|14||LEE C 114||Andreas Walker||DE|
|15||LEE D 101||Laura Guerrini||DE|
|16||LEE D 105||Marko Palic||DE|
|17||ML F 36||Georg Lins||DE|
|18||ML F 38||Anna Dai||DE|
|19||NO C 60||Valentin Hartmann||EN|
|20||RZ F 21||Tiziano Casarico||IT|
Exercise for D-BAUG
Wednesday, 13:15 - 15:00
|1||CHN F 46||Philipp Fisch||EN|
|2||ETZ F 91||Christoph Zuidema||DE|
|3||NO C 6 (neu)||Timothé Nerlich||EN|
|4||ML J 34.3 (neu)||Raphael Glaesener||DE|
Wednesday, 15:15 - 17:00
|5||ETZ G 91||Guanzhong Quan||DE|
|6||HG D 3.3||Peppino Durizzo||DE|
|7||HG D 5.1||Max Hürlimann||EN|
|8||LEE C 104||Kathrin Ziegler||DE|
During the semester we offer the following office hours (starting in the 2nd week):Zentrum: Mon - Fri, 12:15 - 13:00, LEE D 105
Hönggerberg: Tue, 11:45 - 12:30, HIL E 5
ExamThe exam will be an online exam. Students are only allowed to bring one A4 page (both sides can be written on) of self-written formulary and a non-programmable calculator. Scratch paper will be provided.
Further information will follow in July.