Strength of Materials (ME210) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Strength of Materials ME210 4. Semester 3 1 0 3 6
Pre-requisite Course(s)
ME 201
Course Language English
Course Type Compulsory Departmental Courses
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Özgür ASLAN
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To introduce students to the fundamental aspects of stress analysis and enables them to understand internal forces and moments and their relation to the internal stresses and strains within simple elements under the influence of simple loading configurations.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will be able to calculate stress and deformation in members under axial load and torsion.
  • Students will be able to use the principles of equilibrium of forces and moments to calculate stress in members under bending.
  • Students will be able to calculate deformations in beams under bending.
Course Content Concepts of normal and shear stress, strain, axial load, statically indeterminate axially loaded members, torsion, statically indeterminate torque-loaded members, bending of beams, combined loadings, stress and strain transformation, simple loading tension, torsion and bending, deflections with simple loadings, superposition techniques.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction – Concept of Stress Chapter 1
2 Stress and Strain – Axial Loading Chapter 2
3 Stress and Strain – Axial Loading Chapter 2
4 Torsion Chapter 3
5 Torsion Chapter 3
6 Pure Bending Chapter 4
7 Analysis and Design of Beams for Bending Chapter 5
8 Shearing Stresses in Beams and Thin-Walled Members Chapter 6
9 Shearing Stresses in Beams and Thin-Walled Members Chapter 6
10 Transformation of Stress and Strain Chapter 7
11 Transformation of Stress and Strain Chapter 7
12 Principal Stresses under given Loading Conditions Chapter 8
13 Deflections of Beams Chapter 9
14 Deflections of Beams Chapter 9
15 Final Examination Period Review of Topics
16 Final Examination Period Review of Topics


Course Book 1. Mechanics of Materials, 5th Edition, Ferdinand P. Beer, E. Russel Johnston, Jr., John T. DeWolf, David Mazurek, McGraw-Hill, 2009
Other Sources 2. Mechanics of Materials, 8/E, Russell C. Hibbeler, Prentice Hall, 2011
3. Engineering Mechanics of Solids, 2/E, Egor P. Popov, Prentice Hall, 1999

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 5 10
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 60
Toplam 8 100
Percentage of Semester Work 40
Percentage of Final Work 60
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Adequate knowledge of mathematics, physical sciences and the subjects specific to engineering disciplines; the ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge of these areas in the solution of complex engineering problems. X
2 The ability to define, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; the ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.
3 The ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions in such a way as to meet the specific requirements; the ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4 The ability to select, and use modern techniques and tools needed to analyze and solve complex problems encountered in engineering practices; the ability to use information technologies effectively.
5 The ability to design experiments, conduct experiments, gather data, and analyze and interpret results for investigating complex engineering problems or research areas specific to engineering disciplines. X
6 The ability to work efficiently in inter-, intra-, and multi-disciplinary teams; the ability to work individually.
7 (a) Sözlü ve yazılı etkin iletişim kurma becerisi; etkin rapor yazma ve yazılı raporları anlama, tasarım ve üretim raporları hazırlayabilme, etkin sunum yapabilme, açık ve anlaşılır talimat verme ve alma becerisi. (b) En az bir yabancı dil bilgisi; bu yabancı dilde etkin rapor yazma ve yazılı raporları anlama, tasarım ve üretim raporları hazırlayabilme, etkin sunum yapabilme, açık ve anlaşılır talimat verme ve alma becerisi.
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; the ability to access information, follow developments in science and technology, and adapt and excel oneself continuously.
9 Acting in conformity with the ethical principles; professional and ethical responsibility and knowledge of the standards employed in engineering applications.
10 Knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation; knowledge of sustainable development.
11 Knowledge of the global and social effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety issues, and knowledge of the contemporary issues in engineering areas; awareness of the possible legal consequences of engineering practices.
12 (a) Knowledge of (i) fluid mechanics, (ii) heat transfer, (iii) manufacturing process, (iv) electronics and control, (v) vehicle components design, (vi) vehicle dynamics, (vii) vehicle propulsion/drive and power systems, (viii) technical laws and regulations in automotive engineering field, and (ix) vehicle verification tests. (b) The ability to merge and apply these knowledge in solving multi-disciplinary automotive problems.
13 The ability to make use of theoretical, experimental, and simulation methods, and computer aided design techniques in automotive engineering field.
14 The ability to work in the field of vehicle design and manufacturing.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 14 3 42
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 4 56
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 7 2 14
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 15 30
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 162