INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Architecture
20152016
SYLLABUS 
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 
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. 
COURSE OBJECTIVE 
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 loadbearing elements as well as their determination. 
COURSE CONTENT 
 Introduction to Statics, Principles of Statics; Fundamental Concepts
 Loads on structure
 Forces
 Moments
 Equilibrium equations  part 1: Supporters, Static indeterminacy, Actions and reactions
 Equilibrium equations  part 2: Simple and overhang beams, Cantilevers, Gerber girder
 Midterm exam preparation
 MIDTERM EXAM
 Equilibrium equations  part 3: Trusses, three hinged arches, retaining walls
 Friction
 Internal forces  part 1:
 Internal forces  part 2:
 Internal forces  part 3:
 Uses of static in Architectural practice
 Final exam preparations

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN 
 Introduction of practical session\'s rules
 Units and centroids

 Supporters and connections
 Static indeterminacy. SSI
 Loads and forces
 Reactions  part 1
 Reactions  part 2
 MIDTERM EXAM
 Internal forces diagrams  Part 1
 Internal forces diagrams  Part 2
 Internal forces diagrams  Part 3
 Internal forces diagrams  Part 4
 Internal forces diagrams  Part 5
 Internal forces diagrams  Part 6
 Final exam preparations

Description 
 Interactive Lectures
 Practical Sessions
 Excersises
 Presentation
 Problem solving
 Assignments
 Case Studies

Description (%) 
Homework  2  30  Midterm Exam(s)  1  20  Attendance    Final Exam  1  50 

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
 Milton Bassin, Stanely Brodsky, and Harold Wolkoff: Statics and Strength of Materials, Third edition. McGrawHill Book Company (USA), 1979.

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD 
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)  14  2  28  Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)  14  2  28  Midterm Examination (1 week)  1  2  2  Final Examination(1 week)  1  2  2  Preparation for Midterm Examination  1  10  10  Preparation for Final Examination  1  12  12  Assignment / Homework/ Project  2  4  8  Seminar / Presentation    0 
