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Course Description BYG2042 - Theory of Structures (2005/2006)

ECTS Credits5

The students:
- acquire understanding of basic problems concerning calculation of forces, stresses and deformations of structures
- develop ability 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, shearing force and normal force
- Shear stress
- Principal stresses and Mohr diagram
- Deformations: Slope and displacement by integration
- Statically indeterminate structures
- Internal virtual work and plastic hinges

Study MethodsLectures, Net Supported Learning, Mandatory Assignments, Exercises, Tutoring
AssessmentExercises (counts 36%)
Written Exam, 3 hours (counts 64%)
A student must pass the 3 hours written exam to pass this subject. "Exercises" means 3 written tests; the 2 best of these counts 18% each.
Grading SystemAlphabetical Scale, A (best) - F (fail)
Course RequirementsExercises (65% must have been approved by lecturer)