CIVIL-238 / 4 credits

Teacher: Lignos Dimitrios

Language: English


Summary

Introduction to structural mechanics; bending, shear and torsion in structures; analysis of stress and strain; deflections of beams; principle of virtual work; composite sections; plastic analysis; introduction to stability

Content

Keywords

Mechanics of materials; Stress and strain; Elastic and nonlinear behaviour; Torsion, shear and bending; Beam theory; Curvature; Deflection of beams ; Principle of virtual work; Stability

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

  • Statics
  • Mechanics of materials

Important concepts to start the course

  • Statics
  • Mechanics of materials

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Assess / Evaluate
  • Analyze
  • Apply
  • Compute
  • Examine
  • Visualize
  • Establish
  • Identify

Transversal skills

  • Assess progress against the plan, and adapt the plan as appropriate.
  • Plan and carry out activities in a way which makes optimal use of available time and other resources.
  • Set objectives and design an action plan to reach those objectives.
  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.

Teaching methods

3-hour lectures, 2-hour exercises

Use of:

  • Power point
  • Online reading
  • Computational tools to facilitate learning and computational thinking
  • In-class exercises
  • Problem sets

 

Expected student activities

  • Weekly in-class exercises

Assessment methods

  • Graded assignments (30% of the total grade)
  • Final written exam (70% of the total grade)

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes

Resources

Bibliography

  • Popov E. Mechanics of Materials
  • Gere, JM., and Timoshenko, SP. Mechanics of Materials

Ressources en bibliothèque

Notes/Handbook

  • The course lectures, list of in-class exercise problems, problem sets and exams are based on lecture notes that are provided weekly through Moodle.
  • The course does not follow a specific textbook.

Prerequisite for

  • Design of steel structures
  • Design of concrete structures
  • Geoetechnical engineering
  • Structural analysis
  • Advanced steel design
  • Structural stability
  • STructural dynamics
  • Seismic engineering
  • Continuum mechanics

"Le contenu de cette fiche de cours est susceptible d'être modifié en raison du covid-19"

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Structural mechanics (for GC)
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Structural mechanics (for GC)
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11 GCB330 GCC330 
11-12  GCA330
GCC330
 
12-13    
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Tuesday, 10h - 12h: Lecture GCB330

Thursday, 10h - 11h: Lecture GCC330

Thursday, 11h - 13h: Exercise, TP GCA330
GCC330