Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Level: G1 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Compulsory for: IBYA2, IBYI2, IBYV2. Course coordinator: Professor Lars Sentler,, Byggvetenskaper. Assessment: Approved report about an experiment and an individual written examination. First written examination takes place after the course. Two additional examinations over a year. Further information: Lectures, exercises and a laboratory experiment. The laboratory experiment is carried out in groups of 2 students. Home page:

This course will give knowledge about the structural analysis of simple elements subject to axial forces, bending, shear and torsion. The result can be expressed as a stress variation along a span and over a cross section.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The course include fundamental parts of classical non-deformable, deformable structural elements and classical strength theory of materials.

Classical non-deformable structural elements include trusses, beams and vaults. Fundamental is the formulation of equilibrium between external and internal forces.

For deformable structural elements deformation relations are added. This makes a general analysis of structurally indeterminate structures possible. This will be applied on simple beams and frames.

The strength theory of materials include applications based on Hook´s law to determine stresses and strains for members subject to tension and compression. Extensions include members subject to bending, shear and torsion. The theory will be applied to simple elements in wood.

Structural Mechanics, B. Langesten; ISBN 91-634-1282-9 or equivalent
Strength of Materials, B. Langesten; ISBN 91-634-1283-7 or equivalent