Mechanics for IEM
Faculteit  Science and Engineering 
Jaar  2017/18 
Vakcode  NAMECH05E 
Vaknaam  Mechanics for IEM 
Niveau(s)  bachelor 
Voertaal  Engels 
Periode  semester I a 
ECTS  5 
Rooster  rooster.rug.nl 
Uitgebreide vaknaam  Mechanics for IEM  
Leerdoelen  The general aim of the course is to give an introduction to the terms and methods used in elementary statics and strength of materials, a rigorous treatment of the mechanical relations that govern the primary loading situations in the field of mechanical and civil engineering (uniaxial tension, bending, torsion and buckling) and to solve simple boundary value problems. Upon completion of the course, the student is able to: 1. Draw free body diagrams of structures as a whole and subsections of structures. 2. Relate (i) the applied forces and moments to the internal stresses, (ii) the internal stresses to internal strains and (iii) the internal strains to displacements and rotations. 3. Solve simple boundary value problems related to static equilibrium of rigid, pinjointed constructions and to calculate the internal forces 4. Solve more advanced staticallyindeterminate boundary value problems that involve the constitutive relations of the material and to relate applied forces and moments to internal displacements 

Omschrijving  The subjects covered in statics are: force vectors, force equilibrium, force resultants, equilibrium of a rigid body, analysis of trusses, internal forces and friction. Subjects covered in the strength of materials are: stress, strain, mechanical properties, axial load, torsion, bending, superposition principle, stress and strain transformations and buckling. This course gives students an understanding of the stability, stiffness and strength of mechanical constructions.  
Uren per week  
Onderwijsvorm 
Hoorcollege (LC), Werkcollege (T)
(Total hours of lectures: 16 hours, tutorials: 32 hours, preparation for the written exam: 28 hours, selfstudy: 64 hours) 

Toetsvorm 
Opdracht (AST), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
(The final grade is a weighted average of a written exam and two homework assignments. The homework assignments count for 10% each and are only counted when they will enhance the final grade. However, to pass the course, the written exam must receive a passing grade (i.e. 6 or higher).) 

Vaksoort  bachelor  
Coördinator  prof. dr. J. Ye  
Docent(en)  R.P. Singh, MSc. ,prof. dr. J. Ye , S. Zhou, MSc.  
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Entreevoorwaarden  The course unit assumes prior knowledge acquired from ‘Calculus for IEM’, ‘Linear Algebra and Multivariable Calculus’ and ‘Physical Systems’ for IEM of the degree programme BSc Industrial Engineering and Management.  
Opmerkingen  ST: Written exam with open questions The exams consist of three questions that typically have multiple subquestions a), b), c) … e) in which the ability of the student is probed to draw free body diagrams, relate forces to displacements, solve simple staticallydeterminate structures for the internal forces and solve more advanced staticallyindeterminate structures. a. Assessment criteria The correct answers to the exam questions following a predefined answering model. b. Marking scheme For each exam question a specific number of points can be earned (e.g., P1, P2, P3 maximum for three exam questions). These points are marked on the exam sheets handed out to the students. The final grade is calculated as: Exam grade = 1 + (total number of points earned by student)*9/(P1+P2+P3). HWO: homework There are 2 homework sets, which are graded by the teachers following a predefined answering model. The average of the 2 homework sets are calculated giving the homework grade. Pass mark: The final grade is a weighted average of a written exam and two homework assignments. The homework assignments count for 10% each and are only counted when they will enhance the final grade. /However, to pass the course, the written exam must receive a passing grade (i.e. 6 or higher). 

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