Checking date: 23/05/2022


Course: 2022/2023

Mechanics of Structures
(15085)
Study: Bachelor in Energy Engineering (280)


Coordinating teacher: GARCIA GONZALEZ, DANIEL

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Continuum Mechanics and Structural Analysis

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS

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Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. Have knowledge and understanding of the principles of strength of materials and structural calculus. 2. Be aware of the multidisciplinary context of industrial engineering. 3. Have the ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to identify, formulate and solve material strength and structural calculation problems using established methods. 4. Ability to design and perform experiments, interpret data and draw conclusions. 5. Have technical and laboratory skills. 6. Have the ability to select and use appropriate equipment, tools and methods. 7. Be able to combine theory and practice to solve problems of material strength and structural calculation. 8. Have an understanding of applicable methods and techniques and their limitations.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
I: BEHAVIOUR OF REAL BODY EQUILIBRIUM AND CALCULUS OF REACTIONS FOR STRUCTURAL MECHANICS Topic 1: FORCE SYSTEMS AND EQUILIBRIUM 1.1 Main concepts 1.2 Force systems and equivalent force systems Topic 2: REACTIONS FORCES 2.1 Computation of reactions in statically determinate structures 2.2 Computation of reactions in statically indeterminate externally structures Topic 3: MASS GEOMETRY 3.1 Centre of mass of planar bodies 3.2 Moment of inertia of planar bodies II: FORCE LAWS IN ISOSTATIC STRUCTURES Topic 4: FORCE LAWS (I) 4.1 Concept and types of internal forces 4.2 Relationship between load, shear force and bending moment Topic 5: FORCE LAWS (II) 5.1 Determination of internal forces in simple beams 5.2 Determination of internal forces in archs Topic 6: FORCE LAWS (III) 6.1 Determination of internal forces for complex beams 6.2 Determination of internal forces for frames III: TRUSS STRUCTURES AND CABLE STRUCTURES Topic 7: TRUSSES 7.1 Internal forces for trusses 7.2 Resolution procedures Topic 8: CABLES 8.1 Cables under concentrated loads 8.2 Cables under distributed loads IV: CONCEPT OF UNIAXIAL STRESS AND UNIAXIAL STRAIN RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STRESS AND STRAIN IN ELASTIC SOLIDS Topic 9: DEFORMABLE BODY 9.1 Main concepts. Cauchy stress 9.2 Mechanical behaviour of solids V: PRINCIPLES OF STRENGTH OF MATERIALS. GENERAL STUDY OF STRUCTURAL BEHAVIOUR OF CROSS SECTION STRENGTH Topic 10: TENSILE/COMPRESSION (I) 10.1 Principles of strength of materials 10.2 Tensile and compressive axial force Topic 11: BENDING (II) 11.1 Strength of materials. Bending (I) 11.2 Pure bending Topic 12: BENDING (III) 12.1 Strength of materials. Bending (II) 12.2 Complex bending VI: INTRODUCTION TO EXPERIMENTAL METHODS FOR STRUCTURAL MECHANICS ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS 3 Laboratory sessions
Learning activities and methodology
- Master class, sessions of questions resolution in reduced groups, students presentations, individual sessions, and personal student work for theoretical knowledge (3 ECTS). - Practical sessions of laboratory and sessions of problems in reduced groups, individual sessions, and personal student work for practical knowledge (3 ECTS). Additionally, collective tutorship can be included in the programme.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Ferdinand Beer, Russell Johnston. Vector Mechanics for Engineers, Vol. 1, Statics. Mc Graw Hill.. 1994
  • J. Case. Strength of material and structures. Ed. Arnold. 1999
  • J.M. Gere. Mechanics of materials. Ed. Thomson. 2002
  • W.M.C. McKenzie. Examples in structural analysis. Taylor and Francis . 2006

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.