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Universidade Lusófona do Porto

Material Mechanics and Resistance


Introduction to the basic concepts related to the Mechanic of Materials.


Civil Engineering

Level of Qualification|Semesters|ECTS

| Semestral | 6

Year | Type of course unit | Language

2 |Mandatory |Português



Recommended complementary curricular units

Physics I.

Physics II.

Static of Structures.

Professional Internship



1. Fundamental concepts of Mechanical of Materials.

2. Axial force.

3. Flexion.

4. Shear forces.

5. Torsion.

6. Combination of actions.

7. Buckling.


It is intended to introduce the main concepts of Mechanics and Strength of Materials. Additionally, it is intended that students develop the ability, and autonomy, to analyse and solve problems in this area (fundamental in the context of Civil Engineering).

Teaching methodologies and assessment

TEACHING METHODOLOGY: The teaching-learning methods will be based on the work done in class, study and bibliographic research by the student. During the classes, the teacher will make the presentation and discussion of the syllabus, applying the acquired knowledge to concrete situations and examples of practical cases. Students will have the opportunity to apply the themes under analysis by solving several proposed problems.

With remote teaching, adopted in some of the classes: i) transmitting some more theoretical concepts and knowledge; ii) strengthening the students' autonomy, who are challenged to work on a set of practical works.

EVALUATION: Continuous evaluation - two tests and two practical works will be performed. The weighting of the evaluation elements will be: first test (40%), second test (40%), practical works (20%). Exam - written test (100%).


- Beer & Johnston, ''Resistência dos Materiais'', Edições McGraw-Hill.


- Vitor Dias da Silva, ''Mecânica e Resistência dos Materiais'', Edições Zuari.


- Russel C. Hibbeler, ''Mechanics of Materials'', Pearson Education.

Office Hours

Nome do docente  

Horário de atendimento


Nuno Correia dos Santos

Sexta-feira, das 18h às 19h

Gabinete do docente