Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Architecture

Code Name Level Year Semester
ARC 206 Theory of Structures Undergraduate 2 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 5 2 + 2 124 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Sanin Džidić, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aldin Varenkic Sanin Džidić, Assoc. Prof. Dr. no email

• Compute loads, and distribute the loads to structural systems, components, and elements.
• Determine whether a structure is properly supported (externally stable).
• Determine whether a structure is properly configured (internally stable).
• Determine whether a structure is statically determinate or statically indeterminate.
• Compute the internal axial forces in the members of statically determinate trusses.
• Compute the internal axial forces, shear forces, and bending moments in statically determinate beams and frames.
• Compute deflections in simple trusses, beams, and frames.
• Solve for the reactions of simple statically indeterminate beams and frames.
• Solve for the internal axial force, shear forces, and bending moments in simple statically indeterminate beams and frames.
• Perform approximate analysis of rectilinear frames.

  1. Introduction to Structural Analysiss
  2. Stability and Determinacy of Structures
  3. Simply supported beams
  4. Simply supported beams continuation
  5. Cantilever beams and simply supported beams with overhangs
  6. Gerber’s Girder and Compound (Hung-span) beams
  7. Three-pinned arches and frames
  8. Trusses
  9. Mid-term Examination
  10. Concept of statically indeterminacy. Flexibility (Force) method.
  11. Moment distribution (Cross) method.
  12. Continuous Beam
  13. Two-pinned arches and frames
  14. Fixed arches and frames
  15. Final exam prep-up

  1. Introduction to Theory of structures

  1. Sectional properties
  2. Sectional properties
  3. Axial loading
  4. Axial loading
  5. Uniaxial bending
  6. Biaxial bending
  7. Midterm
  8. Eccentric loading
  9. Torsion
  10. Buckling
  11. Deflections and slopes
  12. Force method
  13. Three-moment theorem
  14. Final exam prep-up

  • Lectures
  • Practical Sessions
  • Assignments
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Midterm Exam(s)125
Final Exam140
+Attendance and activity210
Total: 100
Learning outcomes
  • Adopt and implement preconditions that each structure needs to satisfy
  • Demonstrate a systematic and critical understanding of the behavior of structures exposed to the external loading;
  • Creatively apply theoretical knowledge in solving the internal forces
  • • Felton and Nelson, Matrix Structural Analysis
  • • Leet, Uang, and Gilbert, Fundamentals of Structural Analysis. 3rd Edition. McGraw-Hill. ISBN 978-0-07-313295-2
  • • Bogunović ,S.; Statika konstrukcija I; Univerzitet u Sarajevu; Sarajevo; 1981
  • • Pašić , H.; Statika; Svjetlost; Sarajevo; 1988
  • • Mujčić , H.; Terzić, N.; Mehanika I – Statika; Građevinski fakultet; Sarajevo; 2000

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 Examination12020
Preparation for Final Examination12020
Assignment / Homework/ Project21224
Seminar / Presentation 0
Total Workload: 124
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 5