Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Architecture

Code Name Level Year Semester
ARC 108 Statics Undergraduate 1 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 4 2 + 2 90 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Ahmed El Sayed, Assist. Prof. Dr. Omar Kapetanovic, Ahmed El Sayed Sanin Džidić, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
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Static presents the first of courses regarding the construction stability. It explains the loads on constructions, units used for measuring, basic of equilibrium and balance equations. Static systems used for analyzing the dimensions of construction. Trusses and Three hinged arches and their behavior as member of construction. This course in among courses important for understanding the structure and structural analysis.

Introduce students to the basics of Statics;
Give students fundamental knowledge about the loads affecting the construction;
Provide information and methods of determining the reactions of supports and stability;
Develop and demonstrate abilities to solve simple problems of statics and construction stability;
Students will be able to understand internal and external forces and diagrams of internal forces.
It is expected from students to develop critical thinking skills necessary to formulate appropriate approaches to problem solutions.
Students will be also able to understand type of loads and their application to the load-bearing elements as well as their determination.

  1. Introduction to Statics, Principles of Statics; Fundamental Concepts
  2. Loads on structure
  3. Forces
  4. Moments
  5. Equilibrium equations - part 1: Supporters, Static indeterminacy, Actions and reactions
  6. Equilibrium equations - part 2: Simple and overhang beams, Cantilevers, Gerber girder
  7. Midterm exam preparation
  9. Equilibrium equations - part 3: Trusses, three hinged arches, retaining walls
  10. Friction
  11. Internal forces - part 1:
  12. Internal forces - part 2:
  13. Internal forces - part 3:
  14. Uses of static in Architectural practice
  15. Final exam preparations

  1. Introduction of practical session\'s rules
  2. Units and centroids

  1. Supporters and connections
  2. Static indeterminacy. SSI
  3. Loads and forces
  4. Reactions - part 1
  5. Reactions - part 2
  7. Internal forces diagrams - Part 1
  8. Internal forces diagrams - Part 2
  9. Internal forces diagrams - Part 3
  10. Internal forces diagrams - Part 4
  11. Internal forces diagrams - Part 5
  12. Internal forces diagrams - Part 6
  13. Final exam preparations

  • Interactive Lectures
  • Practical Sessions
  • Excersises
  • Presentation
  • Problem solving
  • Assignments
  • Case Studies
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Midterm Exam(s)120
Final Exam150
Total: 100
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.
  • Onouye, Barry: Statics and strength of materials for architecture and building construction / Barry Onouye with Kevin Kane, 2nd ed. Prentice-Hall Int (UK) Ltd, London,2002
  • Milton Bassin, Stanely Brodsky, and Harold Wolkoff: Statics and Strength of Materials, Third edition. McGraw-Hill Book Company (USA), 1979.

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)14228
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)14228
Midterm Examination (1 week)122
Final Examination(1 week)122
Preparation for Midterm Examination11010
Preparation for Final Examination11212
Assignment / Homework/ Project248
Seminar / Presentation 0
Total Workload: 90
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 4