TBM120 Mechanics of Materials and Structural Engineering Basics
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Course responsible: Themistoklis Tsalkatidis
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: EN
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Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2006-2007
Stresses: Normal- (compression/tension), bending-, shear- and torsional stress. Free body diagrams. Modulus of elasticity. Poisson's ratio. Material properties of steel. Stress-strain diagram of steel. Factors of safety (load- and material factors). Stress concentration ("notch"). Temperature stresses. Temperature expansion coefficient of various materials. Force- and moment-diagrams. Introduction to the unit load method, i.e. the theory and developement of beam- and truss deflection formulas. Buckling (radius of gyration, Euler column, real column, buckling length, slenderness ratio). Computation of bending- and shear stresses at any chosen point of a beam section.
The students should upon completion have an understanding of: Linear forces and moments (including torsion), stresses, equilibrium of bodies (free body diagrams), deformation, strength of materials, elasticity, column buckling. The students should be able to compute the first moment of an area, the moment of inertia and the section modulus, draw shear- and moment-diagrams for beams, be able to apply the unit load method for beam and truss deflection computations and statically indeterminate beam reactions and statically indeterminate truss member forces, be able to develop stress formulas and know how to apply those formulas.
Lectures and exercises.
Lecturers will be available for assistance in their offices.
R. C. Hibbeler: Mechanics of Materials. Curriculum will be specified in detail at the beginning of the semester.
Written test of 3 hours.
For a course of 10 credits, ca. 250 hours of work in total is normally to be expected.
Special requirements in Science
Type of course:
Lectures: 2 hours pr. week in the autumn parallel. Exercises: 4 hours pr. week In the autumn parallel.
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 candidate¿s exams as a calibration according to the Department's guidelines for examination markings.
Allowed examination aids: B2 Calculator handed out, other aids as specified
Examination details: One written exam: Letter grades