Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Architecture

Code Name Level Year Semester
ARC 206 Theory of Structures Undergraduate 2 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 4 2 + 2 110 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Ahmed El Sayed, Assist. Prof. Dr. Ahmed El Sayed Emina Zejnilović, Assist. Prof. Dr. no email

Theory of structure is the third course in row of set of courses dealing with the stability of construction and its static analysis. This course preview mainly methods of solving statically indeterminate systems, but also deals with torsion, deflections and deformations, and buckling of columns. Load analysis on structures is also explained.

• 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.
• 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.
• Determine the dimensions of cross section for elements affected by torsion.
• Determine the Deflection of members using both Mohr and Maxwell-Mohr method.
• Analyse the buckling of compressed members and determine the required cross section dimensions.

  1. Introduction to Structural Analysiss
  2. Stress repetition
  3. Torsion
  4. Buckling of compressed members
  5. Bending Deflections
  6. Rules and Examples of Deformations
  7. Exam Preparation
  8. Midterm Exam
  9. Load Analysis
  10. Load Analysis
  11. Force method
  12. Force Method
  13. Displacement Method
  14. Displacement Method
  15. Exam Preparation

  1. Introduction to Structural Analysiss

  1. Stress repetition
  2. Torsion
  3. Buckling of compressed members
  4. Buckling of compressed members
  5. Bending Deflections
  6. Load Analysis
  7. Midterm Exam
  8. Force method
  9. Force method
  10. Force method
  11. Displacement Method
  12. Displacement Method
  13. Displacement Method
  14. Exam Preparation

  • Interactive Lectures
  • Practical Sessions
  • Excersises
  • Problem solving
  • Assignments
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Midterm Exam(s)120
Final Exam150
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
  • Understand static indeterminacy and methods of solving such systems
  • Understand the deflection of structural elements, and methods for solving such systmes
  • Calculate and analyse the dimension of compressed slim members, that are affected by buckling.
  • 1. Onouye, Barry & Kane, Kevin: Statics and strength of materials for architecture and building construction, Fourth edition. Prentice-Hall Int (UK) Ltd, London, 2012;
  • 2. 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 Examination11010
Assignment / Homework/ Project21530
Seminar / Presentation 0
Total Workload: 110
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 4