Basic concepts of mechanics for technical applications
Basic concepts of mechanics for technical applications
Basic concepts of mechanics for technical applications

Basic concepts of mechanics for technical applications

Montanuniversität Leoben

Thomas Antretter, Markus Orthaber


Duration 3 units
Unit 4 hours/unit
Licence CC BY 4.0
Participants 11
Availability 31 May 2025
Start Date 5 August 2024
Costs € 0.00


Course Content

The subject "Mechanics" forms one of the central pillars of engineering studies. The course is aimed at prospective graduates of general or vocational schools who are about to decide on a course of study. A simple example from engineering will be used to provide the first insights into the terminology of the subject. In addition, the course participants should become familiar with the engineer's approach to practical technical-scientific problems.

Course Goals

After the end of the course the participants will be able to

  • deal with the terms "force and moment".
  • recognize where forces and moments act in a component.
  • handle the terms "internal forces and stresses" and establish connections between them.
  • handle the term "strength" of a material.
  • dimension parts of a machine on the basis of the above terms.

Previous Knowledge

Basic knowledge of mathematics and physics at high school level.


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Course Instructor

Thomas Antretter, Markus Orthaber

Thomas Antretter has been head of the Institute of Mechanics at the University of Leoben (MUL) since 2010 and is responsible for the education of students in the subject "Technical Mechanics". Since October 2017, he has held the office of Vice Dean of Studies at MUL and as such is responsible for all agendas in the area of "New Media in Teaching".

Markus Orthaber is head of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Montanuniversitaet Leoben. From 2013 to 2023 he has been Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Mechanics and was intensively involved in teaching and examination activities there. His experience in dealing with students with a wide range of educational backgrounds is incorporated into the didactic structure of his courses with the help of new media.

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