Applied Solid Mechanics (CE521) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Applied Solid Mechanics CE521 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Observation Case Study, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Prof. Dr. Tolga AKIŞ
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To develop an ability to analyze the mechanical problems using the mechanics of materials approach and theory of elasticity. To introduce advanced topics in solid mechanics.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will be able to use the principles of the mechanics of materials approach and theory of elasticity in solving mechanical problems
  • Students will be able to understand the fundamentals of energy methods used in mechanics of deformable bodies.
  • Students will be able to understand the plastic behavior of deformable bodies.
Course Content Analysis of stress and strain, stress-strain relations, plane strain and plane stress problems, yield and failure criteria, unsymmetrical bending of beams, energy methods, buckling of columns, plastic behavior of structural members.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Analysis of Stress
2 Analysis of Stress
3 Analysis of Strain
4 Plane Strain and Plane Stress Problems
5 Stress Invariants, Principle Stresses and Strains
6 Yield and Failure Criteria
7 Unsymmetric Bending of Beams
8 Shear Centre
9 Torsion of Noncircular Cross-Sections
10 Energy Methods
11 Energy Methods
12 Buckling of Columns
13 Plastic Behaviour of Structural Members
14 Plastic Behaviour of Structural Members
15 Final Exam Period
16 Final Exam Period


Other Sources 1. Ugural C. A. and Fenster S. K., Advanced Strength and applied Elasticity – 4th Edition, Prentice-Hall, 2003.
2. Budynas R. G., Advanced Strength and Applied Stress Analysis-2nd Edition, Mc Graw-Hill, 1999.
3. Beer P.F., Johnston E.R., DeWolf J. and Mazurek D., Mechanics of Materials, 4th Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2006.
4. Omurtag, M.H., Mukavemet I-II, Birsen Yayınevi, 2005.
5. İnan, M., Cisimlerin Mukavemeti, 8. Baskı, İTÜ Vakfı, 2001.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 4 20
Presentation - -
Project 1 15
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 25
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 7 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
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 Ability to expand and get in-depth information with scientific researches in the field of mechanical engineering, evaluate information, review and implement.
2 Have comprehensive knowledge about current techniques and methods and their limitations in Mechanical engineering.
3 To complete and apply knowledge by using scientific methods using uncertain, limited or incomplete data; use information from different disciplines.
4 Being aware of the new and developing practices of Mechanical Engineering and being able to examine and learn when needed.
5 Ability to define and formulate problems related to Mechanical Engineering and develop methods for solving and apply innovative methods in solutions.
6 Ability to develop new and/or original ideas and methods; design complex systems or processes and develop innovative/alternative solutions in the designs.
7 Ability to design and apply theoretical, experimental and modeling based researches; analyze and solve complex problems encountered in this process.
8 Work effectively in disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams, lead leadership in such teams and develop solution approaches in complex situations; work independently and take responsibility.
9 To establish oral and written communication by using a foreign language at least at the level of European Language Portfolio B2 General Level.
10 Ability to convey the process and results of their studies systematically and clearly in written and oral form in national and international environments.
11 To know the social, environmental, health, security, law dimensions, project management and business life applications of engineering applications and to be aware of the constraints of their engineering applications.
12 Ability to observe social, scientific and ethical values in the stages of data collection, interpretation and announcement and in all professional activities.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 2 32
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 8 8
Homework Assignments 4 4 16
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 10 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 11 11
Total Workload 125