Theoretical and Applied Mechanics’ Department:
The Theoretical and Applied Mechanics’ department, according to the urgent needs of the students of different faculties for the basic engineering subjects, was established within the faculty of Construction in 1347. As to the inception of faculty of Electromechanic in 1360, the Theoretical and Applied Mechanics’ department was joined to this faculty and has continued its academic activities up to date. The purpose for creation of this department has been; to teach fundamental and technical subjects in order to improve and uplift the level of knowledge of students in different engineering fields.
These subjects are such as Engineering Mechanics (Statics, Kinematics, Dynamics and Vibrations), Strength of Materials, Structural Analysis, Applied Mechanics, Technical Mechanics, Machine Parts and Mechanism Theory of Machine that according to the specific curriculums are taught for the following departments.
- Department of Power Supply (PS), Faculty of Electromechanic
- Department of Auto-Mechanics Engineering (AME), Faculty of Electromechanic
- Department of Civil and Industrial Constructions (CIC), Faculty of Construction
- Department of Architecture (AR), Faculty of Construction
- Department of Construction Management (CM), Faculty of Construction
- Department of Hydraulic Structures (HS), Faculty of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
- Department of Water Supply (WS), Faculty of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
- Department of Technology of Organic Substances (TOS), Faculty of Chemical Technology
- Department of Technology of Nonorganic Substances (TNS), Faculty of Chemical Technology
- Department of Food Technology (FT), Faculty of Chemical Technology
- Department of Railway Engineering (RE), Faculty of Transportation Engineering
- Department Transportation Engineering (TE), Faculty of Transportation Engineering
- Department of Geological Engineering and Exploration of Mines (GEEM), Faculty of Geology and Mines
- Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology (EGH), Faculty of Geology and Mines
- Department of Open pit Mining Engineering (OME), Faculty of Geology and Mines
- Department of Underground Mining Engineering (UME), Faculty of Geology and Mines
- Department of Oil and Gas (OG), Faculty of Geology and Mines
The subjects that are taught by the department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanic to the above mentioned departments considered as a base and prerequisite for the other professional subjects.
It is obvious that, this department does not graduate students, but like Higher Mathematics’ and physics’ departments, is a supportive department for different engineering fields.
The department of theoretical and applied mechanics from inception has had 4 to 15 lecturers, and also in the past the curriculum of this department was up to master degree and the subjects were taught by the helps and supports of the professors from the former Soviet Union. In that time, the lecture notes were published as teaching books that still most of them are available at the main library of Kabul Polytechnic University.
When the master program was halted at Kabul Polytechnic University, the teaching programs were also reviewed and each subject had a specific lecture note that was being prepared by the lecturers and given to the students.
Currently, the curriculum of the department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanic has been reviewed and is in compliance with the curriculum of the UNICCO and advanced countries. Hence, the lessons are delivered according to credit-System in the form of lectures, practical and laboratorial works, calculations and graphs. Teaching materials, lecture notes and solution manuals are provided by the lecturers, and the text books relevant to the subjects of this department are supposed to be published soon.
It is to be mentioned that previously the following lecturers were performing their jobs as a lecturer in this department:
- Late prof. Mohammad Naem “ Sultani ”
- Prof. Mohammad Azam “ Neyosh ”
- Late Prof. Sakhi Jan “ Mohsini ”
- Associate Prof. Ahmad Liqa “Najm”
- Late Associate Prof. Khawaja sayed Ibrahim “ kohistani ”
- Associate Prof. Abdullah “ Samsor ”
- Associate Prof. Asadullah “ Sharif ”
- Assistant Prof. Mohammd Ayob “ kohistani ”
- Associate Prof. Sayed Nawid “ Ziwari ”
- Associate Prof. Abdul Mateen “ Tamim ”
- Assistant Prof. Asil Khan
- Assistant Prof. Wazir Padshah
- Assistant Prof. Kanishka “Kakar”
- Assistant Prof. Sayed Sekandar shah
- Assistant Prof. Rayes
- Assistant Prof. Ahmadi
Currently in the department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, the following lecturers are teaching:
- Associate Prof. Abdul Mateen “ Tamim ” ( Dean of the department )
- Associate Prof. Mohammad Arif “ yousifi ” (member)
- Associate Prof. Sayed Nawid “ Ziwari ” (member)
- Associate Prof. Shamsulhaq “ Kashifi ” (member)
- Assistant Prof. Sayed Ajmal “ Dashti ” (member)
- Assistant Prof. Rohullah “ Jamal ” (member)
- Assistant Prof. Sayed Waris “ kohistani ” (member)
- Assistant Prof. Mohammad Masoud “ Masoomi ” (member)
- Mohammad Najib Omari (Lab Engineer)
In the past the Theoretical and Applied Mechanics’ department had an equipped lab for the strength test of materials in which, the tests of all materials in tension, compression, bending, stability, fatigue and torsion were performed. But unfortunately the lab was totally destroyed during the civil war and currently no test is performed. Therefore, the students are trained only theoretically. The reconstruction of this lab will enable students to learn their lessons practically and on the other hand, it can provide a good income resource by performing relevant tests for the institutions and construction companies. Hence, we expect the responsible authorities to heed this issue.
Strategic and developmental plans of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics’ department have been prepared according to the needs of the time and are available in the department.
This department has urgent need for an academic cooperation with one of a popular university of friendly countries, so that, it fulfils its requirements, for building capacities of the lecturers and training of professional cadres.