2021 Structural Mechanics I

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Architecture and Building Engineering
Instructor(s)
Takeuchi Toru  Tamura Shuji  Terazawa Yuki 
Course component(s)
Lecture / Exercise    (ZOOM)
Day/Period(Room No.)
Fri5-7(M114)  
Group
-
Course number
ARC.S203
Credits
3
Academic year
2021
Offered quarter
3-4Q
Syllabus updated
2021/3/19
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

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.

Student learning outcomes

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.

Keywords

Building Structures, Structural Mechanics

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

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

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Force Equilibrium and Stability Understand composition of force and equilibrium using by diagrams and equations.
Class 2 Reaction Force and Stress of Structures Learn about the method of calculating the reaction force and the stress acting on the structure
Class 3 Statically Determinate Structure / Cantilevered Beams Learn about the theory of stress and deformation of the cantilevers.
Class 4 Statically Determinate Structure / Simple Supported Beams Learn about the theory of stress and deformation of simple beams.
Class 5 Statically Determinate Structure / Three Hinge Structures Learn about the theory of stress distribution of three hinge structures.
Class 6 Statically Determinate Structure / Statically Truss Structures Learn about the theory of stress distribution of truss structures.
Class 7 Applications of Statically Determinate Structures Learn about the theory of stress distribution of various statically determinate structures
Class 8 Elasticity / Stress Intensity and Mohr's Stress Circle Understand plane stress theory and Mohr's stress circle
Class 9 Geometrical Property of Cross Section and Bending Stress Intensity Understand geometrical property of cross section of linear elements and bending stress intensity.
Class 10 Stress Intensity / Shear Stress Intensity Understand the concept of shear stress intensity and its distribution characteristics.
Class 11 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 12 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 13 Deformation of Structure 3 / Bending Deformation on the Basis of Principle of Virtual Work Understand the calculation method of bending deformation of structures on the basis of the principle of virtual work
Class 14 Deformation of Structure 4 / Deformation of Truss Structures on the Basis of Principle of Virtual Work Understand the calculation method of bending deformation of truss structures on the basis of the principle of virtual work

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend a certain length of time outside of class on preparation and review (including for assignments), as specified by the Tokyo Institute of Technology Rules on Undergraduate Learning (東京工業大学学修規程) and the Tokyo Institute of Technology Rules on Graduate Learning (東京工業大学大学院学修規程), for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.

Textbook(s)

Hideo Futami: Structural Mechanics, Ichigaya-press

Reference books, course materials, etc.

TBD

Assessment criteria and methods

Students' score is comprehensively determined by the practice exercises and examination.

Related courses

  • ARC.S201 : Fundamentals of Mechanics of Materials A
  • ARC.S202 : Fundamentals of Mechanics of Materials B

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Ability to understand Japanese
Taking the courses "Fundamentals of Mechanics of Materials A" and "Fundamentals of Mechanics of Materials B" is desirable.

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