Mechanics II – Maschinenbau

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Key Info

Basic Information

Organizational Unit:
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Markert

Further Information


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  • Basic principles of tensor calculation

  • Moments of inertia of area of 1st and 2nd degree

  • Basic concepts of elastostatics: stress, strain, material law

  • State of stress and strain, linear theory of elasticity

  • Elementary elastostatics of bars and beams

  • Ordinary and unsymmetrical bending of the beam (Bernoulli beam), bending line

  • Shear stress and shear centre

  • Torsion of prismatic bars

  • Energy methods: energy and work theorem, principle of virtual work

  • Stability problems of linear elastostatics (Euler buckling cases)


Additional Information

How does the event work?

While the focus of the plenary lecture is on imparting theoretical content, the latter are used in the plenary exercises to solve engineering problems. The plenary exercises are offered in German and English language.

The examination of the module is taken in electronic form on the computer. It is offered on
several dates during the semester vacation. The grade of an examination that has already been
passed can be improved by increasing the total number of points by a maximum of 6 bonus
points, which can be earned in bonus point tests during the semester.

Lecture & Tutorial

Consultation hours


The lecture notes of all mechanics modules can now be purchased from Frankenne,

- in the shop, Templergraben 48 in Aachen (please note the opening hours)

- in the Frankenne online Shop under Schule Frankenne Shop (Entering the keywords "mechanik1", "iam", "markert" etc. always leads to the desired product.)

Additions to the Mechanics 2 Script (Prof. Markert)

Home exercises to acquire bonus points

In accordance with the valid examination regulations of the Bachelor's programme in Mechanical Engineering, a total of six points can be earned by passing the homework exercises. The points earned will be added to the total number of points if the student passes the examination. In case of non-participation and failure to pass the exam, the bonus points earned in the summer semester remain valid in the following winter semester. After that (in the next summer semester) the bonus points expire and must be acquired again.

There are three home exercises offered, in each of which up to two points can be earned. There are no half points. Each homework consists of several questions that are randomly selected from a list of questions. From 33 % of the points in the homework there is one bonus point, from 66 % of the points there are two bonus points for the exam. The bonus points remain valid for WS 22/23.

The processing time of the homework exercise is 20 minutes each and can only be processed in fixed time windows after logging in to the OPS (access data is available in the moodle learning room). 

The time windows are open on the following fixed dates, from 12 noon to 12 midnight:
1. Homework: Di, 23.05.2023, 12:00 - 24:00 Uhr
2. Homework: Di, 27.06.2023, 12:00 - 24:00 Uhr
3. Homework: Di, 11.07.2023, 12:00 - 24:00 Uhr


The examination is carried out electronically on the ZuseLab computers.

You are allowed to use all pocket calculators that you can find on the list of the IGPM list

For dates, please refer to the subitem semester dates.

Module description

A detailed description of the module can be found here

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