Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G1 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. FME602 overlaps following cours/es: VSMA05 and VSMA10. Compulsory for: IBYA2. Course coordinator: Universitetslektor Susanne Heyden,, Building Science. Assessment: One hand-in assignment, one laboratory assignment and written examination. Home page:

The aim of the course is to give an introduction to structural mechanics with application to 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 structural engineering and geotechnical engineering.

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 starts with a discussion of the concepts of force, moment, free-body diagrams and equilibrium, with application to trusses, and introduction of the concepts stress and strain.

After that follows a compehensive treatment of Bernoulli's beam theory:

Finally, some furter subjects within structural mechanics are introduced:

Heyden, S., Dahlblom, O., Olsson, A., Sandberg, G. : Introduktion till strukturmekaniken. Studentlitteratur 2008. ISBN: 978-91-44-05125-3