Mechanics of Materials


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Knowledge, skills and competences corresponding to the Bachelor degree in Sports Science at Aalborg University.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge about stress-strain relationships of different kind of materials (e.g. metals, textile, biological tissues)
  • Have knowledge about the tensorial nature and interdependence of stresses and strains
  • Have knowledge about the general line of reasoning from the macroscopic state (geometry, materials, loads) through the deformation state to the local state (stresses and strains at a point, failure prediction)
  • Have knowledge about the fact that different failure models exists depending on the choice of material and stress multi-axiality
  • Have knowledge about the distinction between static loading, time-varying (repeated) loading, and impact loading


  • Can apply the methodology to simple cases (e.g. beams and rods) in order to evaluate deformations and risk of failure
  • Can assess primary criteria for choices of structural layout and material (e.g. maximum load, permissible deformation, energy absorption)
  • Can assess the number of loading cycles to failure for comparison with endurance curves


  • Are able to evaluate combined structures through discretization into elementary structural types (beams, rods, columns etc.)
  • Can conduct a qualified dialogue with engineers on the material of sports products



Name of examMechanics of Materials
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Please consult the Moodle page for your semester and contact the semester coordinator if you have academic questions, or the study secretary if you have administrative questions.

All other enquiries may be directed to Malene Møller Knudsen, secretary of the Study Board.

Facts about the module

Danish titleStyrkelære
Module codeSTIIDT15K2_2
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardBoard of studies of Sports Science and Public Health
DepartmentDepartment of Health Science and Technology
FacultyThe Faculty of Medicine