Advanced Solid Mechanics (AE418) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Advanced Solid Mechanics AE418 3 1 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
ME 210
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies .
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Instructor Dr. Staff
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The objective of the course is to familiarize the students in the areas of stress, strain and deformation for 3D problems and it is designed to teach carefully selected advanced topics in mechanics of materials. Another objective of the course is to broaden the horizons of the graduates of an engineering department in the field of mechanics of materials. The course also aims at creation of an environment in which the students are encouraged to participate in the development of solution algorithms of various problems and, in this way, to improve their problem solving skills.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • unsymmetrical bending
  • stress in flat plates
  • torsion of noncircular sections
  • contact stresses
Course Content Analysis of stress in 3D; strains and stress-strain relations in 3D, mechanical behavior of materials; failure theories; beams on elastic foundations; elastic stability of axially loaded members; solution techniques by energy and finite difference approaches.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Definition of stress Lecture notes and presentations on Moodle website
2 Two-dimensional stress at a point, principle stresses in 2-D
3 Three dimensional stresses at a point, stresses on an oblique plane in terms of principle stresses
4 Mohr's circle for 2-D and 3-D stress cases
5 Definition of strain, equations of compatibility, engineering strain-true strain
6 Generalized Hook's law, strain energy, St. Venant's principle
7 Failure by yielding and fracture - the maximum principle stress theory - the maximum shear stress theory - the maximum principle strain theory
8 Failure by yielding and fracture - the maximum distortion energy theory - the octahedral shearing stress theory - Mohr's theory - the Coulomb-Mohr theory
9 Comparison of failure theories
10 Theories of fracture - failure criteria for metal fatigue, fatigue life under combined loading
11 General beam theory, infinite beams, semi-infinite beams, finite beams
12 Beams supported by equally spaced elastic elements
13 Simplified solutions for relatively stiff beams, solution by finite differences
14 Introduction to elastic stability introduction, critical load, buckling of a column, end conditions, critical stress in a column


Course Book 1. A.C. Ugural, S.K. Fenster, “Advanced Strength and Applied Elasticity”, 4th Edition, Pearson Education, 2003.
2. A.P. Boresi, R.J. Schmidt, O.M. Sidebottom, “Advanced Mechanics of Materials”, 5th Edition, John Wiley&Sons, 1993.
3. I.H. Shames, “Introduction to Solid Mechanics”, Printice Hall Inc., 1975.
4. R.D. Cook, W.C. Young, “Advanced Mechanics of Materials”, Collier Macmillan Publishers, 1985.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application 10 15
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 8 15
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 21 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
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. X
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. X
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.
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. X
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
Application 10 4 40
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 8 3 24
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 7 14
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 5 5
Total Workload 125