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.
Hibbeler RC, Engineering Mechanics: Statics in SI Units, 14th Edition. Reading list and lecture notes will be handed out during the course.
Recommended prerequisites:
TBM120, TBA222,TBA223 and TBA224 (or corresponding previous knowledge);
Mandatory activity:
Delivery of assignments during the course.
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.
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