(Created 2010-07-25.)
 STRUCTURAL MECHANICS FME602
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, susanne.heyden@byggmek.lth.se, Building Science. Assessment: One hand-in assignment, one laboratory assignment and written examination. Home page: http://www.bkl.lth.se/utbildning/kurser/strukturmekanik_fme602/.

Aim
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

• Be able to explain basic concepts and relations within the area.

• Be able to describe the fundamental shape of the stress distribution caused by axial load, bending or torsion in a beam.

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

• Be able to calculate section forces, stresses and deformations for bars, trusses, beams, simple frames, shafts and simple composite structures.

• Be able to analyse columns with respect to buckling and second order theory.

• Be able to present a clear written solution to a problem (given data, assumptions, calculations, results, conclusions).

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

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

Contents
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.

• Free-body diagrams and equilibrium. Trusses. Stress, strain and stress-strain relationships.

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

• Section forces in beams. Normal stress and shear stress for elastic bending of beams. Plastic bending of beams. Deflection of beams. Statically indeterminate beams.

Finally, some furter subjects within structural mechanics are introduced:

• Columns; buckling and second order theory. Torsion of circular cross sections.

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