INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Architecture
20132014
SYLLABUS 
Code 
Name 
Level 
Year 
Semester 
ARC 108 
Statics and Strength of Materials 
Undergraduate 
1 
Spring 
Status 
Number of ECTS Credits 
Class Hours Per Week 
Total Hours Per Semester 
Language 
Compulsory 
5 
2 + 2 
88 
English 
Instructor 
Assistant 
Coordinator 
Sanin Džidić, Assoc. Prof. Dr. 

Sanin Džidić, Assist. Prof. Dr. 
[email protected] 

no email 
COURSE OBJECTIVE 
The subject of Statics deals with forces acting on rigid bodies at rest covering coplanar and noncoplanar forces, concurrent and nonconcurrent forces, friction forces and hydrostatic forces. Much time will be spent finding resultant forces for a variety of force systems, as well as analyzing forces acting on bodies to find the reacting forces supporting those bodies. Also, students will be able to understand normal and shear stresses and combined stress, as well as the basic approach to design of beams and determination of the deflections. It is expected from students to develop critical thinking skills necessary to formulate appropriate approaches to problem solutions. 
COURSE CONTENT 
 Introduction to Statics, Principles of Statics; Fundamental Concepts
 Force vectors; Scalar and vectors; Vectors operation, Components of force; Coplanar forces; Cartesian vectors; Position vectors; Dot Vectors
 Equilibrium of particle; Conditions; Coplanar force system; Threedimensional force system; Force system Result; Moment of force; Cross product, Varignon Theorem, Moment of couple
 Equlibrium of rigid body; Conditions, Equations of Equilibrium, Structural Analsis, Supports, Loadings; Reactions, Internal Forces
 Beams and Frames; Simply Supported Beam; Overhanging beam, Free Cantiliver
 Gerber Girder; ThreeHinged Arch, Trusses; Statically Determinate Trusses; Method of Joints; Method of Sections
 MIDTERM EXAM
 Friction, Sliding Friction, Rolling Friction
 Properties of Areas; Dimensions and Area; Centroid and Centroidal Axes; Moment of Inertia of a Rectangle; Compound Beams Sharing a Centroidal Axis; Hollow Beams Sharing a Centroidal Axis; Polar Moment of Inertia
 Stress and Strain; Normal Stress and Strain; Sign Convention; Shear Stress and Strain; Poisson
 Stresses in Beams; Bending Stress in Beams; Shear Stress in Beams;
 Combined Stresses; Tension + Bending Bending in Two Directions; Eccentric Loading
 Buckling of Columns; Types of Columns; Ideal Slender Columns
 Beam Design; WideFlange Steel Beam Design; Timber Beam Design

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN 
 Force composition and decomposition; Supports and support reactions; Concurrent system of forces

 Coplanar system of forces – parallel and arbitrary (system decomposition to subsystems); Equilibrium conditions
 Simply Supported Beam; Internal Forces
 Overhanging Beam; Static Diagrams
 Free Cantiliver Beam; Uniform Loads
 Beams with Gerber Girder; ThreeHinged Arch
 Midterm
 Trusses; Method of Joints; Method of Sections
 Combined Static Systems
 Combined Static Systems
 Friction
 Spatial system of forces; Spatial structures; Equilibrium conditions
 Centre of gravity
 Area moments of inertia

Description 
 Lectures
 Practical Sessions
 Excersises
 Presentation
 Seminar
 Excurtion
 Self Evaluation
 Project
 Assignments
 Case Studies
 Recitation
 Demonstration

Description (%) 
Homework  2  20  Midterm Exam(s)  1  25  Final Exam  1  45  +Attendance and activity  10  

Learning outcomes 
 Determine the resultant force for a planar and spatial force systems
 Calculate and determine reactions for different statically determined systems
 Calculate and determine the internal force diagrams
 Solve statically determined complicated systems (by determining the reactions and drawing the diagrams of internal forces)
 Find the center of mass for different areas and lines

TEXTBOOK(S) 
 Onouye, Barry: Statics and strength of materials for architecture and building construction / Barry Onouye with Kevin Kane, 2nd ed. PrenticeHall Int (UK) Ltd, London,2002
 Dietmar Gross, Werner Hauger, Jörg Schröder, Wolfgang A.Wall,
 Nimal Rajapakse:Engineering Mechanics 1, SpringerVerlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 2009

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD 
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)  16  3  48  Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)  16  2  32  Midterm Examination (1 week)  3  2  6  Final Examination(1 week)  1  2  2  Preparation for Midterm Examination    0  Preparation for Final Examination  5   0 

