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Course Description BYG2031 - Theory of Structures (2003/2004)

ECTS Credits6
Duration1 semester (Autumn)

The students:
- acquire understanding of basic problems concerning calculation of deformation of structures
- develop creativity to use calculation methods to solve new kinds of problems

Criteria for evaluation:
The students:
- explain basic principles
- understand when methods may be used / may not be used
- show ability to use their understanding to solve problems


- Bending moment and shearing force
- Deformations
- Moment Area Method
- Virtual work method
- Statically indeterminate structures

Study MethodsLectures, Mandatory Assignments
AssessmentWritten Exam, 3 hours (counts 40%)
2 written tests (counts 60%)
The tests will be assessed by other students.
Grading SystemAlphabetical Scale, A (best) - F (fail)
Course RequirementsAssignments (65% must have been approved)
Tests (50% must have been approved)
Supplementary Information

Form of instruction: Lectures (as planned in the timetable)- the calculation methods are explained by calculation examples. The students are assisted when doing arithmetic exercises. Everything the students send in must be individual: exercises, tests and exam.
Form of student work: Arithmetic exercises. The students send in their answers on paper or (if desired) digitally.Problem texts and course related and administrative information will be found on the course homepage.