Checking date: 29/05/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Mechanics of Structures
Study: Bachelor in Electrical Power Engineering (222)

Coordinating teacher: IVAÑEZ DEL POZO, INES

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

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
Statics. Basic knowledge about solid mechanics. Calculation of determinate structures.
Description of contents: programme
- Solid bodies behaviour. - Stresses and strains. - Relationship between stress and strain in elastic bodies. - Equilibrium and reactions. - Internal forces laws. - Trusses and cables. - Experimental method for strength estimation. - Engineering applications.
Learning activities and methodology
- Magisterial classes, tutorship and personal work oriented to the acquisition of theoretical knowledge. (3 ECTS credits) - Problems solution classes, laboratory sessions, tutorship and personal work oriented to the acquisition of practical skills. (3 ECTS credits) Additionally, collective tutorship can be included in the programme
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • F.P. Beer, E. Russel Johnston. Vector Mechanics for Engineers., Vol. Static. McGraw Hill. 1994
  • J. Case. Strength of material and structures. Ed. Arnold. 1999
  • W.M.C. McKenzie. Examples in structural analysis. Taylor & Francis. 2006

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.