## Principles of Structural Engineering

Course Code:
62260
Course Outline:
 Course Contents Reviewing some of fundamental concepts in mechanics, force vectors and force system resultants, structural analysis, internal forces and the Müller-Breslau principle, center of gravity and centroid, moment of inertia, stress and shear analysis in beams, and deflections. Course Objectives To introduce some fundamentals of structural engineering and to teach students how analyze external and internal force systems, how to analyze stresses including bending and shear stress, and how to find deflections. Learning Outcomes and Competences An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics,  physics and engineering to solve structural problems A 40% An ability to analyze static structures and interpret results. B 30% An ability to identify, formulate, and solve structural engineering problems E 30% Textbook and /or References Hibbler, R. C. (2004). Mechanics of materials. Prentice Hall. Hibbler, R. C. (2008). Structural Analysis. Prentice Hall. Meriam, J. L. & Kraive, L. G. (1987). Engineering Mechanics, Volume 1: Statics. John Wiley & Sons. Assessment Criteria Percent(%) First Exam 20 Second Exam 20 Midterm Exam Quizzes Homework 10 Projects Term Paper Laboratory Work Final Exam 50 Weeks Subject 1 General Principles: -          Newton’s Laws and Fundamental Concepts -          Units of Measurement 2 Force Vectors and Force System Resultants: -          Scalars and Vectors -          Vector Operations -          Cartesian Vectors -          Addition of Cartesian Vectors Equilibrium of a Particle: -          Condition for the Equilibrium of a Particle -          The Free-Body Diagram -          Coplanar Force Systems -          Three-Dimensional Force Systems Force System: -          Moment of a Force–Scalar Formulation -          Cross Product -          Moment of a Force–Vector Formulation -          Principle of Moments Equilibrium of a Rigid Body: -          Conditions for Rigid-Body Equilibrium -          Free-Body Diagrams -          Equations of Equilibrium -          Two- and Three-Force Members -          Equations of Equilibrium 3 Structural Analysis: -          Simple Trusses -          The Method of Joints -          Zero-Force Members -          The Method of Sections 3 Internal Forces and the Müller-Breslau Principle: -          Internal Forces Developed in Structural Members -          Shear and Moment Equations and Diagrams -          Relations between Distributed Load, Shear, and Moment 1 Center of Gravity and Centroid: -          Center of Gravity, Center of Mass, and the Centroid of a Body -          Composite Bodies 1 Moment of Inertia: -          Definition of Moments of Inertia for Areas -          Parallel-Axis Theorem for an Area 2 Stress and shear analysis in beams: -          Bending Stresses (Flexure Formula) -          Shear Stresses (Shear Formula) 2 Deflections: -          Moment Area Method (MAM) -          Virtual Work Method (VWM)