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LECTURER: Assoc. Prof. Ph.D. Borislav Donevsky (FAMI), tel.: 965 2340, еmail: snejanka_bd@yahoo.co.uk Technical University of Sofia COURSE STATUS IN THE CURRICULUM: Compulsory for the students specialty Mechanical Engineering BEng programme of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE: At the end of the course the students are expected to be able to apply the Mathematics in solving of engineering problems. DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE: The main topics concern: Complex numbers; Polynomials; Inverse Trigonometric functions: Conics, the parabola, the ellipse, the hyperbola; Plane curves and parametric equations; Vectors: dot product, cross product, vectors in space; Functions and their graphs; Limits and continuity; Differentiation and using derivatives; Some applications of derivatives. PREREQUISITES: Elementary Mathematics. TEACHING METHODS: Lectures and Tutorials. METHOD OF ASSESSMENT: Exam. INSTRUCTION LANGUAGE: English. BIBLIOGRAPHY: 1. Donevska S., B. Donevsky. Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1, Part 1, Technical University of Sofia, Sofia, 2006; 2. Donevska S., B. Donevsky. Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1, Part 2, Technical University of Sofia, Sofia, 2007; 3. Donevska S., B. Donevsky. Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1, Part 3, Technical University of Sofia, Sofia, 2009; 4. Donevska S., B. Donevsky. Calculus and Analytic Geometry 2, Part 1, Technical University of Sofia, Sofia, 2008. DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE
LECTURER: Assoc. Prof. Ph.D. Stefan L. Nitsolov, Department of Applied Physics, Technical University of Sofia, tel.: 965 3114, email: sln@tusofia.bg COURSE STATUS IN THE CURRICULUM: Compulsory for the students specialty Mechanical Engineering BEng programme of the Mechanical Engineering Faculty. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE: At the end of the course the students are expected to have basic knowledge on notions and laws of classical physics and to be able to apply their knowledge in analysis and solving of engineering problems and interpretation of results. DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE: The main topics concern: Introduction; Kinematics; Newton's laws; Application of Newton's laws; Circular motion, Angular momentum and torque; Work and energy; Systems of particles; Motion of rigid body; Ideal gas; First and second principle of thermodynamics; Electrostatics. PREREQUISITES: Physics on standard secondary level, Elements of calculus, analytical geometry and vector calculus. TEACHING METHODS: Lectures, using slides, and laboratory work. METHOD OF ASSESSMENT: Homework (20%), laboratories (20%), final exam (60%). INSTRUCTION LANGUAGE: English BIBLIOGRAPHY:
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LECTURER: Assoc. Prof. Ph.D. Ivan Pankov Pankov, tel. 02 965 3981 GSM: 0985590503 Technical University of Sofia COURSE STATUS IN THE CURRICULUM: Compulsory for the students specialty Mechanical Engineering AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE: At the end of the course the students are expected to have theoretical knowledge of: computer architecture, organization of operation of computer, computer arithmetic. To be able to use program application of Microsoft Office Package: Word and Excel( first level) in engineering application . DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE: PREREQUISITES: Basic knowledge of computing. TEACHING METHODS: Lectures, using slides, case studies, laboratory and course work, work in teams, protocols and course work description preparation and defence. METHOD OF ASSESSMENT: Two onehour assessments at mid and end of semester (62%), laboratories (18%), course work  two off assignments (20%) INSTRUCTION LANGUAGE: English BIBLIOGRAPHY:
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LECTURER: Assoc. Prof. Ph.D. E. Todorova (MF) – tel.: 965 3789, email: etodorova@tusofia.bg Technical University of Sofia COURSE STATUS IN THE CURRICULUM: Compulsory course for the students speciality Mechanical engineering (in English language), educational degree “Bachelor” of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in the Technical University of Sofia. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE: To develop spatial thinking and technical culture of the students through the conceptual apparatus of applied geometry and documentation of design of machine objects and create skills for implementing the basic approaches to geometric modelling of simple details and creating their technical drawings in a CAD environment. DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE: The main topics concern: Design process – essence and structure of design process, standardization, documentation, drawing types; Basic information about Applied CADsystems, creating technical drawings with AutoCAD; Basic method for design. Projection, types of projection  parallel and perspective projection, axonometric projection; Orthographic projection, firstangle projection; Projection of point, lines and planes using the method of Monge; True length of line and true size of figure, auxiliary projection plane; Projection of surfaces and solids; Intersection of solid and plane, intersection of solids; Unfolding, constructing the unfolding of expandable surfaces and non expandable surfaces; Types of views, sections and cross sections; Conventional treatment of objects; Detail drawing; Dimensioning in detail drawings – dimension types, basic principles of dimensioning. PREREQUISITES: Basic knowledge on using computers is necessary. TEACHING METHODS: Lectures delivered by using traditional educative and technical means and multimedia, laboratories using computers. METHOD OF ASSESSMENT: Continuous assessment grade, defined from the grade of the test (60%), course work (30%) and laboratory work (10%). INSTRUCTION LANGUAGE: English BIBLIOGRAPHY: 1. Sandalski Br., P. Goranov, G. Dinev, I. Nikolova, Fundamentals of Design and CAD, S., Softtrade, 2007 (bul). 2. Leparov, M., M. Vicheva, M. Georgiev, Fundamentals of engineering design, S., Softtrade, 2009 (bul). 3. Tudjarov, B., E. Todorova, D. Peneva, M. Yancheva, Guidance for classes and coursework in fundamentals of design and CAD, S., Softtrade, 2008 (bul). 4. Bertoline G., E. Wiebe, Fundamentals of Graphics Communication, McGrawHill, 2005. 5. Ostrowsky O., Engineering drawing with CAD applications, Great Britain, 1989. 6. Earle J., Engineering Design Graphics, AddisonWesley Publ. Company, 1990. 7. Finkelstein E., AutoCAD 2009 and AutoCAD LT 2009 Bible, Wiley Publishing, 2008. 8. Otto, K., K. Wood, Product Design. Techniques in Reverse Engineering and New Product Development – Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2001. 9. Pahl G., W. Beitz. Engineering Design. A Systematic Approach, Springer  Verlag Berlin, 2001. 10. Standards BDS, BDS EN, BDS IEC, BDS ISO for technical drawings and documents. DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE
LECTURER: Lecturers from Department of Foreign Language Teaching and Applied linguistics, tel. 9653575, http://dfl.tusofia.bg, Technical University of Sofia, COURSE STATUS IN THE CURRICULUM: Compulsory for fulltime students of “Mechanical Engineering” in English of the Faculty of Machine Engineering at TU Sofia required for obtaining Bachelor’s Degree. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE: to enable students in using scientific literature and specialized texts, as well as to enhance their communicative competence adopting culturally appropriate modes of behaviour relevant to the concrete situation and apply effective compensatory strategies in overcoming communicative problems. DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE: Foreign language education builds up communicative abilities and competence allowing students to socialize and function effectively in reallife professional situations. They develop the four language skills / Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing/ aiming to facilitate their adequate auditory and visual comprehension of information, offered in a foreign language, as well as their active ability to respond in keep with the stylistics and norms of multicultural communication. The modern equipment and facilities of the Department of Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics allows the use of uptodate audiovisual and technical equipment such as: language labs, VDU, cassette recorders, OHPs, and computers. PREREQUISITES: basic knowledge of the language and elementary rules of grammar and basic lexical items and their use, taught at secondary schools and vocational schools. TEACHING METHODS: The selection and structuring of syllabus content is carried out by way of an integrated theoreticalpractical communicative approach, taking into consideration the functional needs of students to use the language competently in crosscultural and professional medium. Various interactive methods of classroom management are applied, such as discussions, presentations, case studies, role, theme projects, computer tests in grammar and lexicology on different proficiency levels, as well as translation of specialized scientific texts. The modular principle of foreign language teaching allows for a synthesis of a learnercentered seminar work in a given sphere with individual forms of study and selfstudy. METHODS OF ASSESSMENT: written tests during the semester, the final exams are administered in the form of standard EU recognized exit tests on several proficiency levels to estimate the achieved progress and quality of acquired knowledge. Some specialties request that part of the final assessment includes translation of an abstract from a scientific book in a subjectspecific field from a foreign language into Bulgarian. The final grade is made on the basis of two written tests for the period of training throughout the semester (an overall of 80%) and active participation in seminars and workshops and individual presentations (an overall of 20%). LANGUAGES OF INSTRUCTION: English. RECOMMENDED TEACHING MATERIALS: A number of course materials and textbooks have been developed under European projects and in collaboration with the British Council. There are rich resources available at the English, German and French Departmental libraries and multimedia packages of original software programmes in FLT. DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE
LECTURER: Assoc. Prof. Ph.D. Borislav Donevsky (FAMI), tel.: 965 2340, еmail: snejanka_bd@yahoo.co.uk Technical University of Sofia COURSE STATUS IN THE CURRICULUM: Compulsory for the students specialty Mechanical Engineering BEng programme of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE: At the end of the course the students are expected to be able to apply the Mathematics in solving of engineering problems. DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE: The main topics concern: Integration; Applications of definite integrals: volumes by slicing and rotation about an axis, volumes by cylindrical shells, lengths of plane curves, areas of surfaces of revolution; Integrals and transcendental functions; Techniques of integration; Equations and Mathematical modeling: first order differential equations; Linear second order differential equations; Functions of several variables. PREREQUISITES: Elementary Mathematics, Mathematics I. TEACHING METHODS: Lectures and Tutorials. METHOD OF ASSESSMENT: Exam. INSTRUCTION LANGUAGE: English. BIBLIOGRAPHY: 1. Donevska S., B. Donevsky. Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1, Part 1, Technical University of Sofia, Sofia, 2006; 2. Donevska S., B. Donevsky. Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1, Part 2, Technical University of Sofia, Sofia, 2007; 3. Donevska S., B. Donevsky. Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1, Part 3, Technical University of Sofia, Sofia, 2009; 4. Donevska S., B. Donevsky. Calculus and Analytic Geometry 2, Part 1, Technical University of Sofia, Sofia, 2008. DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE
LECTURER: Assoc. Prof. Ph.D. Stefan L. Nitsolov, Department of Applied Physics, Technical University of Sofia, tel.: 965 3114, email: sln@tusofia.bg COURSE STATUS IN THE CURRICULUM: Compulsory for the student specialty Mechanical Engineering BEng programme of the Mechanical Engineering Faculty. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE: At the end of the course the students are expected to have basic knowledge on oscillations, waves, quantum and atomic physics and to be able to apply their knowledge in analysis and solving of engineering problems. DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE: The main topics concern: Electric Current; Magnetic Interaction; Electromagnetic Induction; Oscillations; Waves; Geometrical Optics; Wave Optics, Electric Structure of Matter; Interaction of Electromagnetic Radiation with Matter; Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics; Fundamentals of Atomic Physics. PREREQUISITES: Physics 1, Calculus 1, Elements of differential equations and vector calculus. TEACHING METHODS: Lectures, using slides, laboratory work and tutorials. METHOD OF ASSESSMENT: Homework (20%), laboratories (20%), final exam (60%). INSTRUCTION LANGUAGE: English BIBLIOGRAPHY:
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LECTURER: Assoc. Prof. Ph.D. Ivan Pankov Pankov, tel. 02 965 3981 GSM: 0985590503 Technical University of Sofia COURSE STATUS IN THE CURRICULUM: Compulsory for the students specialty Mechanical Engineering AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE: To be able to apply programs for engineering tasks as: Excel (second level), database with Access. . DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE: Application of mathematical methods with Excel Introduction of data base, models in data base, relation model. Application of Access PREREQUISITES: Basic knowledge of computing. TEACHING METHODS: Lectures, using slides, case studies, laboratory and course work, work in teams, protocols and course work description preparation and defence. METHOD OF ASSESSMENT: Two onehour assessments at mid and end of semester (62%), laboratories (18%), course work  two off assignments (20%) INSTRUCTION LANGUAGE: English BIBLIOGRAPHY:
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LECTURER: Assoc. Prof. Ph.D. Ivan Kralov (TF) – tel.: 965 2053, email: kralov@tusofia.bg Technical University of Sofia COURSE STATUS IN THE CURRICULUM: Compulsory for the students specialty Machinebuilding, BEng programme of the Machinebuilding Faculty. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE: At the end of the course the students to know and to be able to apply in their practice the main axioms, laws and methods of the Mechanics, as well as to form an engineering way in the process of design of devices, apparatuses and machines. DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE: The main topics concern: Introduction to Mechanics. Main conceptions. Divisions of Mechanics. Introduction to Statics. Statics of a particle. Reduction and equilibrium of a concurrent system of forces. Moment of a force with respect to a point and to an axis. Theory of Couples. Reduction and equilibrium of an arbitrary spatial system of forces. Reduction and equilibrium of an arbitrary system of parallel forces. Center of gravity. Equilibrium in case of friction. Kinematics of a particle. Kinematics of a rigid body. Plane motion of a rigid body. Kinematics of the relative motion of a particle. Dynamics of a particle. Work and power of forces. Vibrations of a particle. Dynamics of a relative motion of a particle. Geometry of masses. Dynamics of mechanical systems and of an ideal rigid body. Kinetic energy of a mechanical system and of an ideal rigid body. Kyonig’s theorem for the kinetic energy. Theorem of changing of the kinetic energy. Dynamics of the simple motions of a rigid body. Kinetostatics. PREREQUISITES: Common knowledge of Physics, Mathematics and computer literacy. TEACHING METHODS: Lectures, seminar works and selfpreparing. METHOD OF ASSESSMENT: Written test of three problems – each of them covering the material of the main subdivisions of the Classical Mechanics. INSTRUCTION LANGUAGE: English BIBLIOGRAPHY:
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LECTURER: Assoc. Prof. Ph.D. M. Georgiev (MF) – tel.: 965 3787, email: mtge@tusofia.bg Technical University of Sofia COURSE STATUS IN THE CURRICULUM: Compulsory for the students specialty Mechatronic systems (in English language), educational degree “Bachelor” of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in the Technical University of Sofia. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE: To help the students to acquire knowledge and skills to design and develop documentation of electrical circuits, parts, assembly units and electrical joints of technical objects in the field of mechatronic systems; to know the meaning and application of tolerances and fits to ensure fundamental aspects of quality of machines and equipment; to know and apply the basic approaches to building a computer model of the design object and to develop technical documentation in a CAD environment. DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE: The main topics concern: Basic design methods  parallel and perspective projection, axonometric projection; Orthographic projection, firstangle projection; Projection of point, lines and planes using the method of Monge; True length of line and true size of figure, auxiliary projection plane; Projection of surfaces and solids; Intersection of solid and plane, intersection of solids; Unfolding, constructing the unfolding of expandable surfaces and non expandable surfaces; Design and representation of machine joints and transmissions; Fits  types, standard fits and systems of formation; Design and documentation of assembly units. Content and requirements for implementation of the design drawing and specification; Use of CAD systems for 3D modeling and automated execution of set design. PREREQUISITES: Basic knowledge on Fundamentals of design and CAD I. TEACHING METHODS: Lectures delivered by using traditional educative and technical means and multimedia, laboratories using computers. METHOD OF ASSESSMENT: A two hours assessment at the end of semester (total 70%), course work (30%). INSTRUCTION LANGUAGE: English BIBLIOGRAPHY: 1. Leparov, M., M. Vicheva, M. Georgiev, Fundamentals of engineering design, S., Softtrade, 2009 (bul). 2. Sandalski Br., P. Goranov, G. Dinev, I. Nikolova, Fundamentals of Design and CAD, S., Softtrade, 2007 (bul). 3. Николова, И., М. Вичева, М. Янчева, В. Пенчев, Ръководство за упражнения и курсова работа по основи на конструирането и CAD – II част, С., СОФТРЕЙД, 2008. 4. Bertoline G., E. Wiebe, Fundamentals of Graphics Communication, McGrawHill, 2005. 5. Earle J., Engineering Design Graphics, AddisonWesley Publ. Company, 1990. 6. Finkelstein E., AutoCAD 2009 and AutoCAD LT 2009 Bible, Wiley Publishing, 2008. 7. Lombard M., SolidWorks 2007 Bible, Wiley Publishing Inc., 2007. 8. Otto K., K. Wood, Product Design. Techniques in Reverse Engineering and New Product Development – Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2001. 9. Pahl G., W. Beitz. Engineering Design. A Systematic Approach, Springer Verlag Berlin, 2001. 10.Стандарти БДС, БДС EN, БДС IEC, БДС ISO за технически чертежи и документи. DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE
LECTURER: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Valeri Mladenov Dept. Theoretical Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Automatics, Technical University of Sofia, tel./fax. +359 2 9652386, email: valerim@tusofia.bg COURSE STATUS IN THE CURRICULUM: Compulsory for the students specialty Machine Building, B.Eng. programme of the Mechanical Engineering Faculty on English Language. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE: To teach students to the basic approaches for description the processes of linear electric circuits with and without coupled inductors, methods for analysis of DC and AC circuits and the transients in linear electric circuits. The acquired knowledge will help students to understand the relationship between the mathematical representation of electrical circuit or electrical machines behaviour and corresponding reallife effects. DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE: The course includes: the basic concepts for linear electric circuits, the methods, properties and the theorems for DC and AC analysis of linear electric circuits with and without coupled inductors, the basic properties of the resonance phenomena, and the concepts and equations for three phase circuits. The students will also know the fundamentals of the transient analysis of linear circuits, power transformers, dc and induction motors. PREREQUISITES: Basic knowledge in Mathematics, Calculus and Physics is necessary. TEACHING METHODS: Lectures are illustrated with slides, schemes and pictures. Laboratory works are done in accordance with laboratory manual. The laboratory reports and course works are supervised by the teacher. METHOD OF ASSESSMENT: Written exam at the end of the semester. The results from the laboratory and course works are considered also. INSTRUCTION LANGUAGE: English BIBLIOGRAPHY: 1. C.K. Alexander, M.N.O. Sadiku., Fundamentals of Electric Circuits, 2nd edition, McGrawHill, Inc., 2004; 2. James W. Nilsson, Susan Riedel, Electric Circuits, 7th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2005, ISBN10: 0131329723; 3. R.C. Dorf and J.A. Svoboda, Introduction to Electric Circuits, John Wiley & Sons. 1999. 4th edition. ISBN 0471192465; 4. Zoya Popovic, Branco D. Popovic, Introductory Electromagnetics, Prentice Hall, 1999, ISBN10: 0201326787. 5. R. DeCarlo and P.M. Lin, Linear Circuit Analysis  A TIme Domain and Phasor Approach, Prentice Hall. 1995; 6. К. Брандиски, Ж. Георгиев, В. Младенов, Р. Станчева., “Учебник по теоретична електротехника – Част I”, ИК КИНГ 2004, ISBN 9549518280, София; 7. К. Брандиски, Ж. Георгиев, В. Младенов, Р. Станчева., “Учебник по теоретична електротехника – Част II”, ИК КИНГ 2004, ISBN 9549518299, София; 8. J. Bird, Electrical and Electronic Principles and Technology, Elsevier, 2007; 9. Д. Цветков и др., Електротехника и електроника, печат ЕТ “Здравков”, 1997; 10. Ръководство за лабораторни упражнения по Електротехника и Електроника, печат ЕТ ”Здравков”, 1997; 11. K. Брандиски и др., Ръководство за лабораторни упражнения по Теоретична електротехника, КИНГ, София, 2004. DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE
LECTURER: Prof. DSc P.Stankov (FPE) – tel.965 2326, pstankov@tusofia.bg, Technical University of Sofia, Department of Hydroaerodynamics and hydraulic machines COURSE STATUS IN THE CURRICULUM: Compulsory for the students in the BEng program of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in the specialty Mechanical Engineering. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE: The course is organised so that to build both theoretical background and practical skills necessary for understanding and further studies in the field of applied thermodynamics and heat transfer and theoretical predictions. DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE: The course consists of three parts: Thermodynamics, Applications and Heat transfer. The course program is correlated with the other subjects (inputs and outputs) related to Thermodynamics and heat transfer. First part of the course covers the following main topics: fundamental concepts of thermodynamics; basic definitions and units; conservation of mass and energy; properties of pure substances; ideal and actual gases; energy analysis of closed and open systems; the second law of thermodynamics and entropy; nonreacting ideal gas mixtures and ideal gas water vapour mixtures. Second part of the covers the following: internal combustion engines; vapour power systems; refrigeration and airconditioning systems. The third part of the course deals with the basic modes of heat transfer (conduction, convection and radiation) and some combined modes of heat transfer as well as with heat exchangers (shell and tube heat exchangers and tube in tube heat exchangers). PREREQUISITES: Physics, Fluid Mechanics, Mathematics TEACHING METHODS: Lectures – a mixture of classical method and powerpoint presentations, laboratory work – experimental work, protocols preparation and presentation, solving of problems. METHOD OF ASSESSMENT: Three hours long exam at the end of the term, composed of answers to 5 questions (50 points) and solving of 3 problems (50 points). Marks: Satisfactory (3) – minimum 20 points for answering the questions and minimum 20 points for solving problems, Good (4) – 25 points/points; Very good (5) – 30 points/30 points; Excellent (6) – 35 points/35 points. INSTRUCTION LANGUAGE: English BIBLIOGRAPHY: 1. Burghardt M., J.A. Harbach, Engineering Thermodynamics, Harper Collins College Publishers, 1992, ISBN 0060410493; 2. Howell J.R., R.O. Buckius, Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics, McGrawHill Book Company, 1987, ISBN 0070796637; 3. Ozisik M.N., Heat transfer a basic approach, McGrawHill Book Company, 1985, ISBN 0070479828. DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE
LECTURER: Assoc. Prof. Ph.D. G. Stoychev (FT) – tel.: 965 2296, email: gstojch@tusofia.bg Technical University of Sofia COURSE STATUS IN THE CURRICULUM: Compulsory for the students specialty Mechanical Engineering, BEng programme of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE: At the end of the course the students are expected to be able to apply the methods of structural design, to use simplified mechanical models for design of details and structures, to analyze the stress and strain state in the structures and to make adequate decisions in the structural design. DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE: The main topics concern: Area moments of inertia; Internal forces in beams and frames, diagrams. Axial loading. Normal stress, normal strain, stress–strain diagram, Hooke^{’}s law; Design of axial loaded members. shearing stress, shearing strain, Hooke^{’}s law; Pure bending  stresses, neutral axis, design of beams; Unsymmetric bending  stresses, neutral axis, design; Eccentric axial loading in a plane of symmetry stresses, neutral axis, design; General case of eccentric axial loading, transformation of plane stress, principal stresses, maximum shearing stress; Transformation of plane strain; Generalized Hooke^{’}s law; Finite element method; Yield criteria; Transverse loading, normal and shearing stresses, design of beams for strength; Torsion and bending of shafts, design of shafts for strength; Castigliano^{’}s theorem  deflections, statically indeterminate structures; Stability of columns, Euler^{,}s formula, design of columns under a centric load; Fatigue. PREREQUISITES: Mathematics, Physics, Mechanics, Properties of materials. TEACHING METHODS: Lectures, using multimedia technique, tutorials and laboratory work. METHOD OF ASSESSMENT: Threehour written exam with two theoretical questions and three problems, control tests. INSTRUCTION LANGUAGE: English BIBLIOGRAPHY:
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