INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Architecture
20142015
SYLLABUS 
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. 
[email protected] 

no email 
COURSE OBJECTIVE 
• 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. 
COURSE CONTENT 
 Introduction to Structural Analysiss
 Stability and Determinacy of Structures
 Simply supported beams
 Simply supported beams continuation
 Cantilever beams and simply supported beams with overhangs
 Gerber’s Girder and Compound (Hungspan) beams
 Threepinned arches and frames
 Trusses
 Midterm Examination
 Concept of statically indeterminacy. Flexibility (Force) method.
 Moment distribution (Cross) method.
 Continuous Beam
 Twopinned arches and frames
 Fixed arches and frames
 Final exam prepup

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN 
 Introduction to Theory of structures

 Sectional properties
 Sectional properties
 Axial loading
 Axial loading
 Uniaxial bending
 Biaxial bending
 Midterm
 Eccentric loading
 Torsion
 Buckling
 Deflections and slopes
 Force method
 Threemoment theorem
 Final exam prepup

Description 
 Lectures
 Practical Sessions
 Assignments

Description (%) 
Project  2  25  Midterm Exam(s)  1  25  Final Exam  1  40  +Attendance and activity  2  10 

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

TEXTBOOK(S) 
 • Felton and Nelson, Matrix Structural Analysis
 • Leet, Uang, and Gilbert, Fundamentals of Structural Analysis. 3rd Edition. McGrawHill. ISBN 9780073132952
 • 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 
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  20  20  Preparation for Final Examination  1  20  20  Assignment / Homework/ Project  2  12  24  Seminar / Presentation    0 
