Strength of Materials (ME210) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Strength of Materials ME210 3 1 0 3 6
Pre-requisite Course(s)
ME 201
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
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 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering. X
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyse and interpret data.
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs. X
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
5 An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. X
6 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
7 An ability to communicate effectively.
8 The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
9 Mühendislik çözümlerinin küresel ve toplumsal boyutlarda etkisini anlamak için gereken kapsamlı eğitim.
10 A knowledge of contemporary issues. X
11 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
12 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies.

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