Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Foundations of Solid Mechanics is one of the primary subjects for civil engineering and mechanical engineering. As a branch of mechanics, Foundations of Solid Mechanics is a basic subject for structural analysis and design deals with loads, deformations and the forces acting on the members. This course provides a conceptual introduction to stress and strain, bending, shear and torsion, and intends to make the students understand the rudimentary knowledge of structural analysis and design.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 27.10.2020 - 10.12.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Weiwei Lin

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Weiwei Lin

Contact information for the course (valid 03.10.2020-21.12.2112):

teaching will be given online, and the zoom link will be provided later in

Students can always feel free to contact the responsible teacher
(Associate Professor Weiwei Lin) for questions, feedback, or comments. See the
contact information below.

Office: Room
247, Rakentajanaukio 4 A, 02150 Espoo

E-mail: (preferred)

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    This course focuses primarily on the notion of stress and strain; the stress and strain due to different internal forces like axial force, bending moment, shear force and torsion; analysis and design of beams; plane-stress transformation; Mohr’s circle and failure theories and buckling of bars etc.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Homework, mid-term (or report), and final exam will be considered in the assessment.

  • Applies in this implementation:


    Mid-term: 15%

    Final exam:70% 

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures 12×2 hours. Exercise and exercise consultancy 12×2 hours. Total eight hours teaching per week. Homework and student self-learning. More details will be given in syllabus.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Will be announced later

  • Applies in this implementation:

    1.Gross et al: Engineering Mechanics 2
    C. Hibbeler: Mechanics of Materials 8th Edition

    The handout will be available at MyCourses. 

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    KJR-C2001 Foundations of Solid Mechanics

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    KJR-C1001 Statics and Dynamics/COE-C1001 Statics and Dynamics

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