Course Contents 
Reviewing some of fundamental concepts in mechanics, force vectors and force system resultants, structural analysis, internal forces and the MüllerBreslau 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 FreeBody Diagram  Coplanar Force Systems  ThreeDimensional 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 RigidBody Equilibrium  FreeBody Diagrams  Equations of Equilibrium  Two and ThreeForce Members  Equations of Equilibrium 

3 
Structural Analysis:  Simple Trusses  The Method of Joints  ZeroForce Members  The Method of Sections 

3 
Internal Forces and the MüllerBreslau 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  ParallelAxis 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) 
