Mechanics 1 – Werkstoffingenieurwesen, Werkstoff- und Prozesstechnik, Technik-Kommunikation, Lehramt

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Content (Statics, Elasticity Part 1)

  • Basic terms and laws
  • General force groups
  • Balance of the rigid body
  • Level truss
  • Center of force and center of gravity
  • Determination of internal forces in linear structures
  • friction
  • Tensor calculus
  • Applications of tensor calculus: inertia moments of 1st and 2nd degree
  • Cauchy's concept of tension
  • Strain state

Additional Information

How does the event work?

The event consists of a lecture and an exercise. Both components are compulsory modules. While the focus of the lecture is on conveying new content, the corresponding exercise is intended to consolidate this content.

At the end of the semester a final module exam is written on the computer. The exam can be improved by earning bonus points through home exercises. 

Lecture & Tutorial

Consultation hours

Home exercises to acquire bonus points

In accordance with the valid examination regulations, a total of five points can be earned by passing the home exercises. The acquired points will be added to the total number of points if you pass the exam. In case of non-participation and failure to pass the exam, the bonus points earned in the winter semester remain valid in the following summer semester. After that (in the next winter semester) the bonus points expire and must be acquired again.

There are three homework exercises offered, in the first you can earn a maximum of two bonus points, in the third homework exercise a maximum of one bonus point. There are no half points. Each homework consists of several questions, which are selected randomly from a questionnaire. In the first and second homework, one bonus point is awarded for 33 % of the points in the homework, and two bonus points for the exam for 66 % of the points. In the third exercise, from 50 % of the points in the exercise, one bonus point is awarded for the exam. 

The processing time of the homework exercise is 20 minutes in each case and can only be processed in fixed time windows after logging in to the OPS (access data is available in the L²P learning room).

The time windows are open on the following fixed dates, from 12 noon to 12 midnight in each case:
Home exercise 1:
Home exercise 2:
Home exercise 3:


Additions to the Mechanics I Script (Prof. Markert)

Additions to the Mechanics II Script (Prof. Markert)

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.)


Module description

A detailed description of the module can be found here.