Course code TBA215

TBA215 Structural Analysis

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Course responsible: Ebenezer Ussher, Roberto Tomasi
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in autumn semester. This course has teaching/evaluation in autumn semester.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2021H
Last time: 2022V
Course contents:
Types of Structures and Loads; Analysis of Statically Determinate Structures; Analysis of Statically Determinate Trusses; Internal Loadings Developed in Structural Members; Deflections (Elastic-Beam Theory; The Double Integration Method; Moment-Area Theorems; Conjugate-Beam Method); Deflections Using Energy Methods (Principle of Virtual Work; Castigliano’s Theorem; Method of Virtual Work: Beams and Frames); Analysis of Statically Indeterminate Structures by the Force Method; Displacement Method of Analysis:  Slope-Deflection Equations; Stiffness Method: truss, beam, frame analysis; Structural Modeling and Computer Analysis.
Learning outcome:
The course presents the theory and applications of structural analysis as it applies to trusses, beams, and frames. The learning outcome is the ability to model and analyze a structure in preparation for professional practice, using some of the more important classical methods of structural analysis, in order to obtain a better understanding of how loads are transmitted through a structure, and how the structure will deform under load. The large number of problems cover realistic situations involving various levels of difficulty.
Learning activities:
The material is presented through lectures, supported by course literature. The theory is being applied to practical engineering design tasks through supervised problem-solving.
Teaching support:
Assistant teacher and lecturers will be available for supervision during office hours.
Syllabus:
Hibbeler RC, Engineering Mechanics: Statics in SI Units, 14th Edition. Reading list and lecture notes will be handed out during the course.
Prerequisites:
FYS110
Recommended prerequisites:
TBM120, TBA222,TBA223 and TBA224 (or corresponding previous knowledge);
Mandatory activity:
Delivery of assignments during the course.
Assessment:
3.5 hour written examination. Mandatory assignments must be approved in order to take the exam.
Nominal workload:
A total of approx. 250 hours of work is required, i.e. 10 hours of work must be expected per week in addition to the structured teaching.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
5 credits overlapping with TBA320 (15 credits) only for the accademic year 2021-2022.
Type of course:
Lectures: 52 hours (4 hours per week). Exercises: 52 hours (4 hours per week). Unsupervised exercises and construction site excursions are also organised.
Examiner:
The external and internal examiner jointly prepare the exam questions and the correction manual. The external examiner reviews the internal examiner's examination results by correcting a random sample of candidates exams as a calibration according to the Department's guidelines for examination markings.
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / F