101-0113-00L  Theory of Structures I

SemesterAutumn Semester 2019
LecturersB. Sudret
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
CommentOnly for Civil Engineering BSc.

AbstractIntroduction to structural mechanics, statically determinate beams and frame structures, trusses, stresses and deformations, statically indeterminate beams and frame structures (force method)
Objective- Understanding the response of elastic beam and frame structures
- Ability to correctly apply the equilibrium conditions
- Understanding the basics of continuum mechanics
- Computation of stresses and deformations of elastic structures
- Ability to apply the force (flexibility) method for statically indeterminate structures
Content- Equilibrium, reactions, static determinacy
- Internal forces (normal and shear forces, moments)
- Arches and cables
- Elastic trusses
- Influence lines
- Basics of continuum mechanics
- Stresses in elastic beams
- Deformations in Euler-Bernoulli and Timoshenko beams
- Energy theorems
- Statically indeterminate systems (Force method)
Lecture notesBruno Sudret, "Einführung in die Baustatik" (2018)

Additional course material will be available on the web page:
LiteraturePeter Marti, "Theory of Structures", Wiley, 2013, 679 pp.