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Theory of Structures

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

Instructor information :

Area of Study :

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to: 1. Identify the types of structural members. 2. Verify the stability of various types of structural systems. 3. Name the causes of instability of structures. 4. Identify the determinacy of a structure and its degree. 5. Apply the equations of equilibrium to get the reactions at supports for different structures subjected to different load types. 6. Calculate the internal force values at any sections in beam or frame structures under various loads. 7. Draw the internal force diagrams for beam and frame structures subjected to concentrated, uniform and triangle loads. 8. Recognize the relationship between load, shear and bending moment in frame elements. 9. Analyze truss structures and determine internal forces in truss members using joint and section methods.

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Types of structures and loads, classification of structural elements (link, beam, column and shell), types of structures (trusses, frames, arches, cables and surface structures), analysis of statically determinate structures for beams and frames using the equations of equilibrium, stability and determinacy for beams and frames, internal forces developed in structural members subjected to different types of loads (normal force, shear force and bending moment), analysis of truss structures, determine the internal forces in truss members using section and joint methods. Lecture Hours 2, Exercise/Lab 2.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Define various types of structural members.
2- Identify the stability of structures.
3- Identify the determinacy of structures.
4- State the equations of equilibrium.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Apply the equations of equilibrium.
2- Analyze various types of instability of structures.
3- Relate the relationship between load, shear and bending moment in frame elements.
4- Analyze the determinacy of structures and the degree of indeterminacy.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- c1. Determine the reactions of determinate structures using the equations of equilibrium.
2- Calculate the internal force values at any sections in beam or frame structures under various loads.
3- Draw the internal force diagrams for beam and frame structures subjected to concentrated, uniform and triangle loads.
4- Determine the internal forces in truss members.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Work within constraints of time.
2- Managing time and meeting deadlines.

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Introduction to structural analysis. Types of structures and members. 4 2 2
Equations of equilibrium. Application on simple and continuous beams. 4 2 2
Application of the equations of equilibrium on frames. 4 2 2
Stability and determinacy 4 2 2
Internal forces in simple beam. 8 4 4
Internal forces in continuous beam. 8 4 4
Internal forces in frames I. 8 4 4
Internal forces in frames II. 8 4 4
Internal forces in inclined members under uniform and triangular distributed loads. 4 2 2
Analysis of truss structures I. 4 2 2
Analysis of truss structures II. 4 2 2

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Lecture
Class Work

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Assignment 20.00 _
Final-term Examination 40.00 _
Mid-Term Examinations 30.00 _
Performance & Participation 10.00

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Books:

Book Author Publisher
Theory of Structures Part1 EL Dakhakhni دار المعرفة

Course notes :

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Recommended books :

1-Structural Analysis, R. C. Hibbeler, Pearson Education, 2014. 2-Handouts, prepared by the instructor.

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