Syllabus for Solid Mechanics



  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1TE654
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Technology G1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2009-03-16
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2021-02-10
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2021
  • Entry requirements: 30 credits in science/engineering. Mechanics I/Mechanics Basic Course as well as Single Variable Calculus should have been attended.
  • Responsible department: Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain the one-dimensional as well as generalized concepts of stress and strain to quantify the internal forces and deformation.
  • Explain and apply one-dimensional as well as generalized material models including elasticity, elastoplasticity and thermoelasticity.
  • Interpret and draw symbolic representations of different one-dimensional structures under mechanical loading.
  • Determine internal forces and deformations in bars, trusses, shafts, beams and thin-walled pressure vessels.
  • Calculate relevant criteria in realistic dimensioning problems to avoid failure by plastic deformation and elastic instability.


Stress and strain in deformable solids, one-dimensional and generalized description. Material models and constitutive equations. System of bars under axial loading. Torsion of circular shafts. Bending of beams. Yield criteria. Buckling of columns.


Lectures , problem solving sessions and seminars. Laboratory work.


Written examination (4.5 credits). Laboratory work (0.5 credits).

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Spring 2021

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Engineering Mechanics 2 [Elektronisk resurs] : Mechanics of Materials Gross, Dietmar.; Hauger, Werner.; Schröder, Jörg.; Wall, Wolfgang.; Bonet, Javier.

    Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2011

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  • Mechanics of Materials – Formulas and Problems : Engineering Mechanics 2 Gross, Dietmar.; Ehlers, Wolfgang.; Wriggers, Peter.; Schröder, Jörg.; Müller, Ralf.

    Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2017

    Table of Contents / Abstracts

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Last modified: 2022-04-26