173-0009-00L  Statics and Solid Mechanics

SemesterAutumn Semester 2022
LecturersE. Mazza, R. Hopf
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentOnly for MAS in Advanced Fundamentals of Mechatronics Engineering


173-0009-00 GStatics and Solid Mechanics150s hrs
10.10. - 04.11.08:00-18:00Ex te rn »
E. Mazza, R. Hopf

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AbstractThe course introduces general methods for the analysis of stress and deformation states in mechanical parts, as needed to optimize their design and to ensure their mechanical integrity. Starting from the derivation of the basic problem, the concepts are extended to consider anisotropic materials, plasticity, viscoelasticity and viscoplasticity. Examples of engineering applications are discussed.
ObjectiveThe students will be able to analyse mechanical problems, to formulate and apply design criteria involving strength, local plastification, plastic collaps, fatigue and creep. They will understand how mechanical theories are derived from basic principles as well as the role of phenomenological models. They will learn different representations of the deformation behaviour of engineering materials and the implications for the assessment of products’ function and mechanical damage. They
will know how to use advanced mathematical tools to solve engineering problems.
Fostered competenciesFostered competencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Social CompetenciesCommunicationassessed
Cooperation and Teamworkassessed
Personal CompetenciesCreative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits5 credits
ExaminersE. Mazza, R. Hopf
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.

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PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupMAS ETH in Adv. Fundamentals Mechatronics Engin. (173000)

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MAS in Advanced Fundamentals of Mechatronics EngineeringAdvanced FundamentalsOInformation