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Chair of Mechanics

Mechanics IB


Part 1: Continuation of Mechanics IA – Mechanics of Materials: Summary of terminology – stresses and strains, strain energy, energy principles, Castigliano’s method, shear stresses due to shear forces in beams, shear center, torsion of beams with arbitrary cross sections.

Part 2: Fundamentals of Dynamics: Kinematics of a point, kinematics of rigid bodies, Newton’s laws, moments of inertia, kinetic principles, impulse and momentum, vibrations.

Information regarding the general organization of the "Mechanics IB" exam:

The exam starts at 8:00 c.t. or 9:00 c.t. with a multiple choice part in a computer lab. The exact examination site will be announced via the seating plan at afternoon before the exam. The plan can be accessed on the institute homepage, section "student corner" via the menu option NEWS. The chosen PC lab will be announced accordingly. Normally, Hilbert Raum (second floor, main building) is used for this purpose. The electronic part of the exam consists out of 12 questions for which exactly 70 minutes are provided. Before the exam officially starts a short introduction to the examination site and the use of the computer interface will be provided. For the further processing concept paper will be provided. Only writing utensils and a calculator approbated by the ÖH are allowed on the examination site.

After the digital part follows the traditional part. The traditional part is a written exam consisting of two examples.  The location of the second part will be announced one day before the exam at afternoon (see seating plan via NEWS), mostly the Zeichensaal for Markscheidekunde is used as an examination site. For both parts of the exam, classical as well as the multiple choice part, a maximum of 20 points can be acquired. The achieved points of each part are added and result in a complete number of points which leads to the corresponding mark.

Preparation for committee observed exams:

For candidates of an observed exam, who require special care and assistance, our department provides an additional revision course as well as a pre-examination. These special units include exam relevant and similar exercises, which will be discussed after some preparation time. We advise students to contact Dr. Zickler about further assistance. The pre-examination will be held a few days before the regular exam. The evaluation of the pre-examination solely functions as a recommendation.