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
✔ Specialist skills | Intercultural skills | Communication skills | Critical thinking skills | ✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills |
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 | 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 |
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.
Hideo Futami: Structural Mechanics, Ichigaya-press
TBD
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.