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07:50 Nov 3, 2000
German to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering
Explanation: Many Google hits in English - although not from UK or USA.
Nevertheless, this is what European universities call this discipline in English. Technical mechanics is much more general than mechanical engineering (which is Maschinenbau in German). I have found courses in technical mechanics for civil engineers.
One Institute of Technical Mechanics gives this definition of a basic course:
General Principles. Equivalent systems of forces. Axis of the wrench. Distributed loads. Degree of freedom. Constraints and reactions. Free body diagram. Equations of equilibrium of a particle and of a rigid body. Structural analysis. Simple trusses. Forces in beams, frames and cables. Axial, shear and bending moment diagrams. Introduction to mechanics of deformable bodies. Concept of stress and strain. Axial loading. Normal stress and strain. Hooke’s law. Modulus of elasticity. Stress-strain diagram. Shear stress and strain. www.ece.ntua.gr/ugcourses/core/semest_4/techmech1.html.