Courses / Structural mechanics
Structural mechanics is studied during two terms at the 3d course, 5 academic hours per week (2 - for lectures and 3 - for exersises and laboratories). The goals of the course are:
- To provide an ability of pivot systems models for structures and constructions formation and analysis.
- To provide a knowledge of statically determinate and indeterminate pivot system analysis methods under the static (force, temperature, kinematic) load.
- To provide an ability of simple models analysis without using computer tools.
- To develop a skill of solving pivot systems structural mechanics problems using computers.
- To develop a skill of the results obtained trustworthines and accuracy estimating and ability of their analysis.
- To develop a skill of the structures stress condition analysis and estimation.
The program of the course includes:
- Plane pivot systems structural analysis.
- Plane statically determinate systems analysis.
- Influence lines and matrices
- Theorems of elastic systems. Displacements computation in statically determinate pivot systems.
- Forces method for statically indeterminate pivot systems.
- Forces method application to beams, frames and arches analysis.
- Forces method application to beams on compliant basement and compliant bearings analysis.
- Displacements method, combined method.
- Pivot systems as finite elements systems.