Applied Solid Mechanics (CE521) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Applied Solid Mechanics CE521 Elective Courses 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type Elective Courses
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
Major Area Courses X
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 Having accumulated knowledge on mathematics, science and engineering and an ability to apply these knowledge to solve Civil engineering problems. X
2 Ability to design Civil Engineering systems fulfilling sustainability in environment and manufacturability and economic constraints X
3 An ability to differentiate, identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; an ability to select and implement proper analysis, modeling and implementation techniques for the identified engineering problems. X
4 An ability to develop a solution based approach and a model for an engineering problem and design and manage an experiment X
5 Ability to use modern engineering tools, techniques and facilities in design and other engineering applications
6 Ability to carry out independent research in the field and to report the results of the research effectively and be able to present the research results at scientific meetings. X
7 Sufficient oral and written English knowledge to follow scientific conferences in the field and communicate with colleagues.
8 Ability to effectively use knowledge in the field to work in disciplinary/multidisciplinary teams and the skill to lead these teams
9 Consciousness on the necessity of improvement and sustainability as a result of life-long learning,ability for continuous renovation and monitoring the developments on science and technology and awareness on entrepreneurship and innovation
10 Professional and ethical responsibility to gather and interpret data, apply and announce solutions to Civil Engineering problems.
11 An ability to investigate, improve social connections and their conducting norms with a critical view and act to change them when necessary.

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