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Structural Mechanics 1 BYG140

Statics: Forces and systems of forces, force systems in two dimensions, trusses, center of gravity, bending moment, shear force and axial force diagrams, statically determinate and indeterminate beams and frames, deformations.

Mechanics of solids: Stress, strain, planar and 3-dimensional stresses, elastic materials, stress in beams.


Course description for study year 2021-2022

Facts
Course code

BYG140

Version

1

Credits (ECTS)

10

Semester tution start

Spring

Number of semesters

1

Exam semester

Spring

Language of instruction

English

Learning outcome
After completing the course the student shall:
  • be familiar with the basic concepts associated with statics and mechanics of solids
  • be able to calculate the reaction forces for statically determinate structures, based on the applied external forces
  • be able to calculate deformation in statically determinate structures
  • be able to calculate internal section forces in statically determinate structures and draw diagrams for these
  • be able to calculate internal stresses and strains over a cross-section of a structural element which is subjected to external forces or temperature changes
  • design simple statically determinate structures and structural elements
Content

Statics: Forces and systems of forces, force systems in two dimensions, trusses, center of gravity, bending moment, shear force and axial force diagrams, statically determinate beams and frames, deformations.

Mechanics of solids: Stress, strain, planar and 3-dimensional stresses, elastic materials, stress in beams.

Required prerequisite knowledge
MAT100 Mathematical Methods 1
Exam
Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam 1/1 4 Hours A - F Basic calculator specified in general exam regulations

Coursework requirements
Exercises

8 compulsory assignements in total. 3/4 of the compulsory assignments must be approved in order to take the exam.

Compulsory course attendance that must be completed and approved before access to the laboratory: Electronic Course in Health, Safety and Environment

Course teacher(s)
Head of Department: Tor Henning Hemmingsen
Method of work
5 hours lectures and 2 hours of tutorials per week. Compulsory assignments.
Open for
Civil Engineering - Bachelor's Degree Programme Petroleum Technology - Bachelor's Degree Programme Industrial economics - Master's Degree Programme - 5 year Petroleum Engineering - Master`s Degree programme in Petroleum Engineering, 5 years
Course assessment
By form and/or by discussions in class in accordance with university regulations.
Overlapping courses
Course Reduction (SP)
Structural Mechanics 1 (BIB120) 10
Literature
The syllabus can be found in Leganto