BYG128 Structural Mechanics I BYG228 Structural Mechanics II MA-178 Mathematics I MA-179 Mathematics II or similar
After completing the course, the student shall:
- be familiar with the bar and beam elements and corresponding matrices
- be able to perform transform between local and global coordinate systems for bar and beam elements
- be able to apply matrix methods to calculation of statically determinate and indeterminate structures: frames, beams and trusses
- know about D'alembert principle and be able use it to determine inertia forces in simple dynamic systems
- be familiar with the properties of one degree of freedom dynamic system
- have basic knowledge about the design of structures with regard to the eigenfrequency
Matrix methods in statics: calculations of trusses, beams and frames. Basic dynamics: D'alembert’s dynamic equilibrium, one DOF system, eigenfrequencies, resonance.
Lectures and exercises.
Students must pass the compulsory assignments in order to take the examination.
Assessment methods and criteria
Individual written exam 4 hours, graded assessment.
The study programme manager, in consultation with the student representative, decides the method of evaluation and whether the courses will have a midterm- or end of term evaluation, see also the Quality System, section 4.1. Information about evaluation method for the course will be posted on Canvas.