Mechanics of Materials

Course description

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.

Lecturer

Prof. Dr. Chiara Daraio

Lead Assistants

Jan Rys

Exercise Assistants

Anton Bauhofer

 

Lecture

Time and place

Monday, 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)

Exceptions

All lecture notes and slides are available on the Mechanics of Materials Moodle environment

Syllabus

Date Topic
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

Literature

The lecture is based on the following book:
Hibbler, Russell C. Mechanics of Materials. 9th SI-Edition
ISBN: 9789810694364
Available at Polybuchhandlung.

Moodle and ETH EduApp

Lecture 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.

 

Exercise

All 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

Group Room Teaching Assistants Language
1 CAB G 11
Leiv Andresen EN
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

Group Room Teaching Assistants Language
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

Group Room Teaching Assistants Language
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

Office Hours

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

 

Exam

The 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.