(BMFB 2413)


Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

[1]  Construct free body diagram for strength of materials problems.

[2]  Define and analyze the shear stress, strain and bending based on the models of strength of materials.


Strength of material is a part of physics known as mechanics. The course covers on the concepts of stress and strain, stress strain relationship, axial stress and deformation, stress concentrations, safety factor, torsional stress and deformation, beam stresses, combined stress.


[1]    Hibbeler, R.C., 2011, Statics and Mechanics of Materials, SI Edition, Prentice Hall, New Jersey.

[2]    Morrow, H.W and Kokernak, R.P., 2007, Statics and Strength of Materials, 6th Edition, Prentice Hall, New Jersey.

[3]    Gere, J.M, Mechanics of Materials, 2006, 6th Edition, Thomson Canada Limited, Canada.

[4]    Fa-Hwa Cheng, , 1997, Statics and Strength of materials, 2nd Edition, McGraw Hill, New York.