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TME061 - Strength of materials and machine elements
Syllabus adopted 2015-02-18 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKIEK
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Mechanical Engineering
Department: 42 - APPLIED MECHANICS

Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0114 Design exercise 2,0 c Grading: UG   2,0 c    
0214 Examination 5,5 c Grading: TH   5,5 c   01 Jun 2016 am M,  06 Apr 2016 pm M,  23 Aug 2016 am M

In programs

TKIEK INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT - Production engineering, Year 3 (compulsory)


Professor  Fredrik Larsson
Forskarassistent  Jim Brouzoulis
Professor  Magnus Ekh


TME060   Applied mechanics


In order to be eligible for a first cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme(s) that has the course included in the study programme.

Course specific prerequisites

mathematics (linear algebra, differential equations and integrals) and mechanics (statics).


The main aim is to give the participants a fundamental engineering knowledge about the design of constructions. Therefore an understanding of terminology, methods and limitations used in the engineering discipline strength of materials is needed as well as a capability to solve smaller design problems. Further, it is important to judge whether the solutions of the problems are reasonable and to be able to predict function and reliability of some of the most common machine elements.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

- describe and to compute fundamental notions such as deformations, strains, stresses, compatibility and stability
- discuss the importance of constitutive equations and to apply elasticity, thermo-elasticity and ideal plasticity
- calculate forces, stress, deformations and strains on the whole and parts of constructions. In particular, to analyse basic elements such as bars, shafts, beams and pipes
- judge the risk of instability of axially loaded columns - compute and explain the importance of principal stresses and effective (equivalent) stresses
- recognize the notions: stress concentration, stress intensity factor, fracture toughness and fatigue
- design some of the most common machine elements and show orientation of other machine elements
- mathematically model, i.e. to formulate mathematical equations based on experimental knowledge, the mechanical behaviour of bars, shafts, beams and pipes
- judge how accurate this mathematical model is and whether or not a more accurate analysis must be performed


The course contains the following parts:
- determination of deformations, strains, internal forces and stresses for uniaxial conditions: tension/compression of bars, torsion of circular shafts and closed thin walled cross section, bending of beams
- instability of columns
- constitutive equations such as Hooke s law in uniaxial and multiaxial conditions, thermoelasticity and ideal plasticity
- flow rules for metals such as von Mises and Tresca
- multiaxial stress and strain conditions and principal stress
- stresses and strains in thin walled cylindrical and spherical pressure vessels
- shafts and coupling of shafts
- screws
- springs
- bearings


Lectures, classes and supervision of assignments


Literature in strength of materials and machine elements


Written exam and compulsory assignments

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