ES252 – Theory of Structures

Course lecturer :

Dr. Essam Fouad

Course assistant :

Eng. Ahmed Hamouda

Course objectives :

· Know the different types of structural supports.
· Understand the different types of structural systems.
· Apply the different types of loads.
· Determine the stability and determinacy of structures.
· Determine internal forces at different sections of structure.

Course description :

The course introduces an overview of Types of structures and supports. Types of loads. Condition of static stability calculations of reactions. Definition of internal forces (normal force, shear forces, bending moments and twisting moments). internal forces in the horizontal beams (cantilevers, simple beams, overhanging beams, Compound beams), Frames and Trusses.

Course assessment :

Mid-term exams 20 % Final term exam 50 % Assignments 5 % Quizzes 10 % Reports 5 % Project 10 % Total 100 %

Recommended text books :

• El-Dakkakhni, “Theory of Structures, Dar Al-Maaref, Cairo, 2000.

Recommended refrences :

• W. F. Chen and E. M. Lui, \\\”Handbook of Structural Engineering,\\\” 2nd Ed, CRC Press, 2005.