Students learn the structural mechanisms of fundamental building frames such as the cantilevered beam and the truss structures through lectures and exercises. Exercises are conducted after each lecture.
This course is intended to be the cornerstone of all structural subjects, and firm understanding of the basic theory is very important.
The instructor provides lectures writing on the blackboard, and additionally some documents are distributed as a learning aid.
I Learning the analytical method for member stress and deformation of a cantilevered beam, which is one of the statically determinate structures.
II The general topics mostly consist of force equilibrium, cantilevered beams, and statically determinate structures.
Building Structures, Structural Mechanics
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Lectures run for about 70 minutes on each topic. Consequently, in order to enhance the depth of understanding of students, exercises are provided for about 20 minutes.
Course schedule | Required learning | |
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Class 1 | Force Equilibrium and Stability | Understand composition of force and equilibrium using by diagrams and equations. |
Class 2 | Type of Structures | Understand the theorem on the stability of the determination of the structure |
Class 3 | Reaction Force and Stress of Structures | Learn about the method of calculating the reaction force and the stress acting on the structure |
Class 4 | Statically Determinate Structure / Cantilevered Beams | Learn about the theory of stress and deformation of the cantilevers. |
Class 5 | Statically Determinate Structure / Simple Supported Beams | Learn about the theory of stress and deformation of simple beams. |
Class 6 | Statically Determinate Structure / Three Hinge Structures | Learn about the theory of stress distribution of three hinge structures. |
Class 7 | Statically Determinate Structure / Statically Truss Structures | Understand the stress analysis method of statically determinate truss structures. |
Class 8 | Applications of Statically Determinate Structures | Understand the stress analysis method for various statically determinate structures. |
Class 9 | Elasticity 1 / Stress Intensity and Mohr's Stress Circle | Understand plane stress theory and Mohr's stress circle |
Class 10 | Elasticity 2 / Geometrical Property of Cross Section | Understand geometrical property of cross section of linear elements. |
Class 11 | Stress Intensity 1 / Bending Stress Intensity | Understand the concept of bending stress intensity and its distribution characteristics. |
Class 12 | Stress Intensity 2 / Shear Stress Intensity | Understand the concept of shear stress intensity and its distribution characteristics. |
Class 13 | Deformation of Structure1 / Bending Deformation on the Basis of Euler–Bernoulli Beam Theory | Understand the calculation method of bending deformation on the basis of Euler-Bernoulli beam theory |
Class 14 | Deformation of Structure 2 / Bending Deformation on the Basis of Mohr's Theorem | Understand the calculation method of bending deformation on the basis of Mohr's theorem |
Class 15 | Deformation of Structure 2 / Bending Deformation on the Basis of Principle of Virtual Work | Understand the calculation method of the deformation of structures on the basis of the principle of virtual work |
Hideo Futami: Structural Mechanics, Ichigaya-press
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Students' score is comprehensively determined by the practice exercises and examination.
Ability to understand Japanese
Taking the courses "Fundamentals of Mechanics of Materials A" and "Fundamentals of Mechanics of Materials B" is desirable.