Mechanical Behaviour of Materials


Mechanical Engineering, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho nº 14312/2015 - 02/12/2015

4.5 ECTS; 2º Ano, 1º Semestre, 15,0 T + 30,0 PL + 15,0 TP + 3,50 OT

- Carlos Alexandre Campos Pais Coelho

Although it is not mandatory, a previous pass in the module Materials Science and Engineering would be useful

The students should:
.know the concepts of elasticity and plasticity
. know the key material deformation mechanisms
. understand the different types of material behaviour when subject to mechanical load and kow how to use them
. be familiarised with mechanical tests

Elasticity - tension and deformation analysis
Plasticity and forms of damage
Traction test and relevant standards
Materials compression
Evaluation of the hardness of materials
Bending and twisting test
Materials fatigue
Creep, relaxation and recovery

Evaluation Methodology
Assessment includes written tests and individual coursework in class.
Coursework is compulsory and a minimum of 10 grade points is required.
Written assessment includes tests and/or exams

- Smith, W. (1996). Principio de Ciência e Engenharia dos Materiais. .: MC Graw Hill
- Morris, D. (1999). Mechanics of Materials. USA: John Wiley & Sons
- Baptista, J. (2000). Sebenta “Tecnologia Mecânica I – Ensaios e Processos”. .: .
- Coelho, C. (2021). Apontamentos do docente. .: .

Method of interaction
Lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions.

Software used in class
MDSolids and testing machine software