Course information

Responsible Instructor
Name E-mail
Dr. C.D. Rans
Name E-mail
Dr. C.D. Rans
Dr. S. Teixeira De Freitas
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x
Lectures 0/0/4/0
Instructions 0/0/2/0
Education Period
Start Education
Exam Period
Course Language
Expected prior knowledge
AE1130-I: Statics
- Specifically, students are expected to be comfortable in drawing free body diagrams, solving for internal forces and moments, determining cross sectional properties such as 1st and 2nd moment of inertial, and determining/ploting internal force and moment diagrams.

Prerequisites for taking part in the exam (regular session and resit):

A. Students are only allowed to take part in the exam after successfully completing the computer assignments (COZ). To complete the computer assignments, a student must obtain at least 30% of the total number of points for each successive group of four blocks (i.e., block 1 to 4, block 2 to 5, etc). In addition, a student must score at least 40% of the total points, averaged over all blocks. The final scores are determined on the last Friday (at 23.59) before the start of the examination period. The date is also published in the COZ manual on Blackboard.
Each block will be closed five working days after the corresponding lecture week at 23.59(i.e. block 1 will be closed on Friday afternoon of the second lecture week, etc.). After the regular examination, all blocks will be reopened on the first Monday of the next teaching period until Friday 23.59h prior to the resit exam period.

B. The results of the computer test are valid during one full academic year only. If the requirement for participation to a regular examination is met, the student is also allowed to take part in the resit examination during the same academic year. The results of the computer tests are no longer valid after the end of the academic year. Consequently, students must complete the computer test requirement once again in order to be allowed to take part in examinations in the subsequent academic year.

NOTE: No seperate grade will be given for these computer assignments, as they are a prerequisite.
Course Contents
This course deals with understanding of basic structural behaviour. Students will learn about concepts such as stress and strain under different kinds of loading (e.g. tensile, shear and bending).

Additionally, students will develop skills to solve statically indeteminate structural problems.
Study Goals
At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

• Use mechanics to solve basic problems dealing with the stress/strain/displacement of structures in static equilibrium under mechanical & thermal loads.
• Use mechanics to solve basic problems dealing with the relation between material behaviour & structural behaviour under mechanical & thermal loads.
Education Method
Two lectures and 1 instruction per week with computer assignments to be completed each week
Literature and Study Materials
Hibbeler Mechanics of Materials 9th edition SI Units incl MasteringEngineering Access code
ISBN-13: 978-9810694364

If you buy the book package including the Statics and Dynamics books at the VSV Leonardo da Vinci you will get automatic 3-year access to Mastering Engineering as well as a discount on the overall purchase price.
If you buy separate copies you will only get a 1-year code and only if you use the ISBN above.
You must ensure you have a Mastering Engineering Access code, otherwise you cannot participate in the course.

Secondhand books cannot be used for this course as they do not come with an access code which cannot be purchased separately!

Senior students who used Mastering Engineering last year can still use their account to access Mastering Engineering. Please consult the manual on Blackboard for details.
Senior students with no valid account for Mastering Engineering should consult Blackboard to see what actions they need to take.
This also applies to students who accidentally bought the book new without access code providing they have a proof of purchase (receipt).
Mechanics of Materials, by R.C. Hibbeler, SI 9th edition
Written exam

Students are allowed to take an interim examination only after successfully completing a number of computer assignments. For more information see the AE1108-II course information on blackboard.
Students prepare for lectures by watching a series of theory-based videos. Students then attend the active lectures, in which students applied the theory learned through the videos to solve relevant engineering problems. After the active lecture, students undertake self-study on computer-based assignments that must be completed each week.

Students who need assistance with the assignments can visit the teaching-assistants during set office hours published on Blackboard.

Once a week they will attend an instruction in which they practice problems from the book under supervision of a teaching-assistant and carry out mock-exam exercises.

week 2:deadline coz block 1
week 3:deadline coz block 2
week 4:deadline coz block 3
week 5:deadline coz block 4
week 6:deadline coz block 5
week 7:deadline coz block 6
week 8:deadline coz block 7
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