Course Title : Structural Mechanics I and Exercises

Code 35110
Course Year 2nd year
Term 2nd term
Class day & Period Friday・1-2
Location W4
Credits 2
Lecture Form(s)
Language English
Instructor An

Course Description

The following topics are covered: external forces acted upon structures; properties of forces; sectional forces; stress and strain; displacement/deformation; cross sectional properties; calculation of displacement; buckling of column. Statically determinate structures are to be focused on.


Grade is given based on the final examination, mid-term examination and assignments.

Course Goals

To grasp the methods for studying structures at static equilibrium conditions; to understand stress and strain, and the relationship between them; to understand the buckling phenomenon in columns.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Introduction 1 Structures and elements
Purpose and application scope of structural mechanics Assumptions
Forces 2 External forces
Modeling of external forces
Force equilibrium conditions
Static determinate, static indeterminate and unstability
moment curve and shear curve 9 Equilibrium of free body
Sectional forces
Axial force
Flexural moment and shear force
Influential line 4 construction of Inf-line
use of Inf-line
Sectional properties 2 Centroid
Geometrical moment of area
Moment of inertia of area
Stress and strain 4 Hooke’s Law
stress state and stress transformation
Mohr's Circle
Calculation of displacement 4 Deflection of beam
Deflection of truss
Buckling of column 2 Buckling phenomenon
Euler’s buckling load
confirmation of achievement 2 confirmation of achievement


Text books will be informed at the first lecture.


To be announced at the first lecture


Classical mechanics

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