(Created 2009-08-11.)

MECHANICS OF MATERIALS | VSMA10 |

**Aim**

The aim of the course is to give an introduction to mechanics of materials with application to simple types of structures that are common in buildings and infrastructure.

The course is intended as basic general knowledge for a BSc in Civil Engineering and to give necessary prerequisites for further studies in geotechnical engineering and structural mechanics.

*Knowledge and understanding*

For a passing grade the student must

- Be able to explain and make use of terms like force, moment, equilibrium, stress and strain.
- Be able to explain and make use of Hooke´s law with extensions.

*Skills and abilities*

For a passing grade the student must

- Be able to determine forces in statically determinate trusses.
- Be able to determine forces, displacements, stress and strain in statically determinate and indeterminate bar structures.
- Be able to determine shear stress in simple structures.

*Judgement and approach*

For a passing grade the student must

- Be able to assess the reasonableness in an obtained result.

**Contents**

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

Classical non-deformable structural elements include trusses. Formulation of equilibrium between external and internal forces is fundamental.

For deformable structural elements deformation relations are added. This makes a general analysis of structurally indeterminate structures possible. This will be applied on simple bar structures and two-dimensional stress states.

**Literature**

Heyden, S., Dahlblom, O., Olsson, A., Sandberg, G. : Introduktion till strukturmekaniken. Studentlitteratur 2007. ISBN: 978-91-44-04910-6