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Theory of Structures

  • Course Code :
    SCM 214
  • Level :
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Architectural Engineering

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By the end of the course the students will be able to: •Determine the reactions at the supports. •Determine of the Internal Forces Diagrams for the statically determinate structures (Beams-Frames-Trusses) under applied static loads. •Determine the stability and determinacy of structures.

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Theory of Structures

Equilibrium, stability & compatibility, External & internal equilibrium of statically desemesterinate plane structures: beams, frames & trusses, Normal, shear, tensional stresses & combined stresses, Elastic deformations, Introduction to the analysis of statically indesemesterinate structures through consistent deformations & moment distribution, Buckling of columns, Introduction to space structures.

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Theory of Structures

Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Define basic concepts of structural modeling.
2- Understand the behavior of structures.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Ability to analyze the engineering problems .
2- Ability to derive different solution alternatives for engineering problems .
3- Ability to assess the obtained results accuracy .

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Ability to handle different types of structures.
2- Ability to handle different structural systems .

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Ability to practice team work and present results .

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Theory of Structures

Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Review of plane statics. 4 2 2
Types of loads and supports. 8 4 4
Stability of structures and degree of determinacy. 8 4 4
Determination of internal forces in Beams. 16 8 8
Determination of internal forces in Frames. 8 4 4
Determination of internal forces in Plane Trusses. 4 2 2

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