INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Architecture
20152016
SYLLABUS 
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 
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. 
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.
• 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 MaxwellMohr method.
• Analyse the buckling of compressed members and determine the required cross section dimensions. 
COURSE CONTENT 
 Introduction to Structural Analysiss
 Stress repetition
 Torsion
 Buckling of compressed members
 Bending Deflections
 Rules and Examples of Deformations
 Exam Preparation
 Midterm Exam
 Load Analysis
 Load Analysis
 Force method
 Force Method
 Displacement Method
 Displacement Method
 Exam Preparation

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN 
 Introduction to Structural Analysiss

 Stress repetition
 Torsion
 Buckling of compressed members
 Buckling of compressed members
 Bending Deflections
 Load Analysis
 Midterm Exam
 Force method
 Force method
 Force method
 Displacement Method
 Displacement Method
 Displacement Method
 Exam Preparation

Description 
 Interactive Lectures
 Practical Sessions
 Excersises
 Problem solving
 Assignments

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

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.

TEXTBOOK(S) 
 1. Onouye, Barry & Kane, Kevin: Statics and strength of materials for architecture and building construction, Fourth edition. PrenticeHall Int (UK) Ltd, London, 2012;
 2. 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  10  10  Assignment / Homework/ Project  2  15  30  Seminar / Presentation    0 
