Course code BūvZ6005

Credit points 3

Mechanics of Materials and Structures

Total Hours in Course120

Number of hours for lectures24

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Number of hours for laboratory classes8

Independent study hours72

Date of course confirmation16.11.2011

Responsible UnitDepartment of Structural Engineering

Course developer

author Būvkonstrukciju katedra

Jānis Brauns

Dr. habil. sc. ing.

Course abstract

Subject discusses response of material under loading, stresses and strains in isotropic and anisotropic material. General Hook’s law is concerned with stiffness and compliance of material. Deformation peculiarities of nonlinearly elastic, plastic and viscoelastic materials are analysed. Based on theory of layered materials thermomechanics and hygromechanics of materials is discussed.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge about material behaviour under action of load and environment; skills to use the principles of material mechanics in real constructions; competence to perform stress analysis in layered material and and evaluate the acquired results.

Compulsory reading

1. Brauns J. Tērauda un tēraudbetona konstrukcijas. Eirokodeksi EC3 un EC4 konstrukciju projektēšanā. Jelgava: LLU, 2004. 85 lpp.
3. Skudra A., Skudra A. Ievads slāņaino materiālu un konstrukciju mehānikā. Rīga: Rīgas Tehniskā universitāte, 2000. 102 lpp.

Further reading

1. Brauns J. Stiegrbetons: Pārsegumi un to elementi. Jelgava: LLU, 1998. 86 lpp.
2. Gürdal Z., Haftka R.T., Hajela P. Design and Optimization of Laminated Composite Materials. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1999.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Composite Structures. Elsevier. ISSN 0263-8223.
2. Steel and Composite Structures. TechnoPress. ISSN 1229-9367
3. Engineering Structures. Elsevier. ISSN 0141-0296.