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GEOS8AB

Structural mechanics and strength of materials

 

ECTS Credits : 2

Duration: 21 hours

Semester : S8

Person(s) in charge :

Olivier DECK, Professor, olivier.deck@mines-nancy.univ-lorraine.fr

Keywords : Beams, buckling, hyperstatism, instability, stress, strain

Prerequisites : Basics in mechanics (stress, strain, fundamental principle of statics)

Objective :

This course teaches students structural mechanics and, in particular, the beam theory in regard to the strength of materials as applied to civil engineering works.

Program and content : 

This course deals with mechanical structures in general and the following subjects in
particular:
• Beams
• External and internal torsor forces;
• Calculation of normal and tangential stress in sections;
• Calculation of deflection;
• Analysis of instabilities (buckling, lateral-buckling);
• Study of reticular structures;
• Study of hyperstatic structures (force and displacement method).
The classes will be alternated with tutorials on the applications seen in the lectures
(exercises for solving classical problems).

 

Abilities: 

Levels

Description and operationnal verbs

Know

Name the characteristic elements of a beam (neutral fiber, mean fiber, section, inertia...)

understand

Explain the hypothesis of the beam theory and the physical sense of the corresponding detailed forumla

Apply

Be able to use and apply the main methods and formula seen during the course

Analyse 

Analyse complex structures and identify the different and adequate methods needed

Summarise

Be able to mobilize the acquired abilities to simplify the analysis of a complex structure

Assess

Be able to interpret results versus their physical efficiency

Evaluations :

  • Written test
  • Continuous control
  • Oral report
  • Project
  • Written report
  • Aucune étiquette