Prof. Hideo MIURA, Assoc. Prof. Hironori TOHMYOH
Assoc. Prof. Tomonaga OKABE
Mechanics of materials is a branch of applied mechanics that deals with the basic behavior of solid bodies subjected to various types of loading. The knowledge of the stress and strain set up within the bodies and resulting deflection is a prerequisite for the structural design of industrial products and infrastructures such as buildings, roads, and bridges.
This course is intended as an introductory course in the mechanics of solids offered to engineering students. It concentrates on developing analysis techniques from principle for a range of practical problems that include simple structures, pressure vessels, beams and shafts. This course is one semester course. The topics covered in this course are listed in the syllabus as is shown below.
After the presentation of the underlying theory for each topic, the students will be provided with problems for homework to aid the understanding of the principles. It is assumed that the students have some Mechanics of Materials experience in elementary statics （mechanics of rigid bodies） and mathematics （such as differentiation and integration） . The student’s performance will be evaluated by considering the results of homework and examinations.