Engineering Mechanics

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Course Description

Rigid body statics: introduction, basic concepts principles. Equilibrium conditions and equilibrium equations. Basics of fiscal friction, types of friction, modeling of friction. Purpose and scope of the strength of materials, stress and strain analysis in axially loaded and bending bars and torsion of circular bars. The basic theory of kinematics and dynamics of mechanisms. Basics laws of motion for a system of particles, rigid body dynamics. Mechanical vibration. Lagrange's equations.

Study Programmes

University graduate
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Elective courses (1. semester)
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Learning Outcomes

  1. analyze the statics of rigid body
  2. apply the requirements of equilibrium
  3. analyze the stress and strain in axial loading, bending and torsion
  4. analyze the kinematics of particle and rigid body kinematics
  5. analyze the system of particles and rigid body dinamics
  6. analyze the mechanical vibration

Forms of Teaching





Week by Week Schedule

  1. Introduction to rigid body mechanics
  2. Velocity and acceleration
  3. General motion and reference frame
  4. Single-point dynamics
  5. Energy of rigid bodies
  6. Energy of rigid bodies
  7. Natural frequency
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Introduction to elasticity theory
  10. Stress and strain
  11. Deflection and stiffness of beams
  12. Safety factor, Fatigue failure, Cumulative fatigue damage
  13. Fracture mechanics
  14. Fracture mechanics
  15. Final exam


(.), Kevin Russell, Qiong Shen, Raj S. Sodhi, Kinematics and Dynamics of Mechanical Systems: Implementation in MATLAB and SimMechanics, CRC Press, 2019. (ISBN 978-1-4987-2493-7),
(.), T.L. Anderson, Fracture Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications, Taylor and Francis, 2005. (ISBN 978-1-4200-5821-5),
(.), S. Ilijić, Mehanika - pojmovi, načela i odabrani primjeri, Udžbenik Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, FER, 2019. (ISBN 978-953-184-262-4),

For students


ID 222997
  Winter semester
L3 English Level
L1 e-Learning
45 Lectures
0 Seminar
0 Exercises
13 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

Very Good