Syllabus academic year 2009/2010
(Created 2009-08-11.)

Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Level: G1 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. FME602 overlap following cours/es: VSMA10 och VSMA10. Compulsory for: IBYA2. Course coordinator: Universitetslektor Susanne Heyden,, Byggnadskonstruktionslära. Assessment: One hand-in assignment, one laboratory assignment and written examination. 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.

Heyden, S., Dahlblom, O., Olsson, A., Sandberg, G. : Introduktion till strukturmekaniken. Studentlitteratur 2008. ISBN: 978-91-44-05125-5