IPT Logotipo do IPT

Ano Letivo: 2016/17

Bachelor's Degree in Construção e Reabilitação

Theory of Structures

<< back to Curriculum Plan

Publication in the Diário da República: Despacho nº 9398/2015 - 18/08/2015

5 ECTS; 2º Ano, 2º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 PL


Not applicable

With this course students should be able to understand, model and calculate hyperstatic reticulated structures, namely:
A. Understand the fundamental principles of the static behaviour of elastic linear reticulated structures.
B. Develop calculation models adapted to common situations found in structural systems.
C. Analyse and solve hyperstatic structures based on stress, displacement and Cross methods.
D. Use Energy Theorems as an expeditious form of structural calculation.
E. Understand and use the influence line theory to calculate the components of support reactions, stresses and displacements for structures
F. Use 2D computational programs to calculate planar reticulated structures as a support tool for analytical verification of results and awareness raising to the factors influencing their structural behaviour.

1.General principles of static equilibrium of solids and structures.
2. Introduction to structural analysis.
3. Virtual work theorem.
4. Force Method.
5. Energy Methods.
6. Displacement Method.
7. Cross Method.
8. Influence line theory.

Evaluation Methodology
Completion of a written test within the main assessment period and coursework throughout the semester.


Teaching Method
Theoretical presentation of the key aspects of the contents of the course. Resolution of practical exercises that develop reasoning skills.

Software used in class




<< back to Curriculum Plan