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Theory of structures 211


 
Module code STU 211
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Module content

Introduction to structural engineering concepts like design, analysis, sizing and planning of structures. Introduction to Newton’s laws, equilibrium, free body diagrams. The application of equilibrium in solving reactions of statically determinate structures. The principles of determinacy and stability of structures. The application of Newton’s laws in determining the internal forces in common structural systems like cable structures, trusses, frames and beams. The fundamental principles of weight and forces and how forces are transmitted through structural members and load tracing.

Module credits 8.00
Service modules Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 3 lectures per week
Language of tuition Both Afr and Eng
Academic organisation Civil Eng
Period of presentation Semester 1

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