(Created 2009-08-11.)
 MECHANICS OF MATERIALS VSMA10

Higher education credits: 3. Grading scale: TH. Level: G1 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. VSMA10 overlap following cours/es: FME602 och FME602. Compulsory for: IBYI2, IBYV2. Course coordinator: Universitetslektor Susanne Heyden, susanne.heyden@byggmek.lth.se, Byggnadskonstruktionslära. Assessment: One hand-in assignment and written examination. Home page: http://www.bkl.lth.se/utbildning/kurser/.

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