Course: Basics of Elasticity and Strength

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Course title Basics of Elasticity and Strength
Course code TUVI/TE3ZP
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Tutorial
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Kotlánová Barbora, Ing.
  • Javořík Jakub, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
- Basic concepts, ways of solids loading, the distribution of external forces, internal static effects, method of sections. - Stress-point in the body, body deformation, stress and strain relation in point of a body, an experimental determination. - Simple tension, compression, transverse narrowing, deformation energy, law of superposition. - Castigliano's method. - Static definit and indefinit cases of the tension and pressure, temperature effect. - Rotating-arm, ring, dynamic loads in tension and compression. - Linear, planar and spatial stress, Mohr's chart, stress and strain, strain energy. - Strength theory. - Geometric characteristics of cross-section. - Plane-bending of beams, Schwedler theorem, shear stress in the beam. - Deformation of beams, the deflection equation, using the strain energy to determine the strain. - Torsion of rods, deformations and torsional strain energy. - Coil springs and their deformations. - Combined loads. Stability of beams, design of rods.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecturing, Practice exercises
  • Preparation for examination - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course is aimed at gaining basic knowledge from the area of calculations of stresses and deformations of linear elastic bodies, as well as skills in independent solution of simple practical tasks.
The student has the skills needed to design machine parts subjected to tensile, compression, flexure, torsion, shear and combinations thereof.
Knowledge of issues to be addressed within the thesis, especially of matematics and mechanics.

Assessment methods and criteria
Grade (Using a grade system), Oral examination, Preparation of a presentation

Credit: attendance at the exercises min. 80%, submission of the required presentations in the terms given. Examination: knowledge of the curriculum content already dealt with. The result of a subject examination is expressed on a six-point scale: A "výborně" (i.e. "excellent"), B "velmi dobře" (i.e. "very good"), C "dobře" (i.e. "good"), D "uspokojivě" (i.e. "satisfactory"), E "dostatečně" (i.e. "sufficient"), F "nedostatečně" (i.e. "fail").
Recommended literature
  • Hájek, E., Reif, P., Valenta, F. Pružnost a pevnost I. Praha : SNTL, 1988.
  • Janíček, P., Florian, Z. Mechanika těles - Úlohy z pružnosti a pevnosti I. Praha : MON, 1990. ISBN 80-214-0197-4.
  • Michalec, J. a kol. Pružnost a pevnost I. Praha : ČVUT, 2001. ISBN 80-01-02359-1.
  • Oliva, Josef. Pružnost a pevnost. Brno : VUT, 1987.
  • Volek, František. Základy pružnosti a pevnosti. Vyd. 2. Zlín : Univerzita Tomáše Bati, 2006. ISBN 80-7318-440-0.

Study plans that include the course
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