Module Handbook

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Notes on the module handbook of the department Mechanical and Process Engineering

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Course MV-TM-86001-K-1

Engineering Mechanics I (3V+1U, 5.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
- K Lecture with exercise classes (V/U) 5.0 CP 94 h
3 V Lecture 42 h
1 U Lecture hall exercise class 14 h
(3V+1U) 5.0 CP 56 h 94 h


CP, Effort 5.0 CP = 150 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe/SuSe
Level [1] Bachelor (General)
Language [DE] German
Area of study [MV-LTM] Applied Mechanics
Additional informations
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


In addition to lectures and exercises, the Chair of Applied Mechanics offers tutorials and student consultation hours. (Dates: see OLAT)


  • fundamental concepts regarding the statics of rigid bodies (force, classification of forces)
  • forces with common point of origin (equilibrium on a plane and in space)
  • general systems of forces (force groups on a plane and in space)
  • centroid of loads, bodies, volumes, surfaces and lines
  • bearing and joint reactions (static and kinematic determinacy)
  • trusses (zero force bars, method of joints and sections)
  • beams, frames, arches (forces on cuts)
  • concept of work (principle of virtual displacement, potential, stability)
  • static and kinetic friction (Coulomb and belt friction)

Competencies / intended learning achievements

1. Lecture

Students are able to

  • describe fundamental concepts regarding statics (force and torque)
  • classify structural elements regarding their load-bearing behavior
  • compute resultants of load systems and distributed volume, area, and line forces
  • label forces on cuts of structures
  • explain the computation of static and kinetic friction forces
  • explain the application of the principle of virtual displacement

2. Tutorials

Students are able to

  • analyze systems by cuts and equilibrium conditions
  • compute bearing and joint reactions
  • compute the centroid of loads and bodies
  • compute forces on cuts of structures
  • analyze systems with static and kinetic friction
  • compute bearing reactions and forces on cuts by means of the principle of virtual displacement
  • present and discuss their results among themselves


  • Gross, Hauger, Schröder, Wall: Technische Mechanik 1 – Statik, Springer
  • Gross, Ehlers, Wriggers, Schröder, Müller: Formeln und Aufgaben zur Technischen Mechanik 1 – Statik, Springer
  • Hagedorn: Technische Mechanik 1 – Statik, Verlag Harri Deutsch


For further information and course materials please consider the corresponding OLAT-course.


Registration for the tutorials in the corresponding OLAT course.

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [MV-TM-86001-K-1]

Module Name Context
[MV-TM-7-M-1] Engineering Mechanics I P: Obligatory 3V+1U, 5.0 LP