Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Japanese
Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School School of Engineering
Lecture Code K8165040 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 構造力学
Subject Name
(Katakana)
コウゾウリキガク
Subject Name in
English
Structural Mechanics
Instructor KHAJI NASER
Instructor
(Katakana)
カジ ナセル
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Tues5-6,Fri5-6:ENG 107
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
【More Details】
Lecture using the following English and Japanese textbooks. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction E : English
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 13 : Civil Engineering
Eligible Students The second year students in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Program
Keywords SDG_11, Influence lines, Buckling of columns, Principle of virtual work, Reciprocal theorem, Castigliano’s theorems 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Program
This subject is related to (C) ability to understand the components of problems in the learning and educational goals of the program. 
Criterion referenced
Evaluation
Program of Civil and Environmental Engineering
(Abilities and Skills)
・Ability to structuralize problems 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Understanding of the following articles is class objectives. ((C) ability to understand the components of problems)
1. Influence lines for calculating reactions and sectional forces of simple beams subjected to moving loads
2. Euler buckling loads for long columns
3. Principle of virtual work, reciplocal theorem, Castigliano’s theorem 
Class Schedule lesson1  Guidance
lesson2  Influence line
lesson3  Influence lines for reactions and sectional forces of a simple beam subjected to a direct unit load
lesson4  (1) Influence lines for reactions and sectional forces of a simple beam subjected to an indirect unit load, (2) Influence lines of axial forces of a truss
lesson5  Euler buckling loads for long columns
lesson6  Buckling loads under various boundary conditions
lesson7  Stress of column subjected to both the axial force and bending moment
lesson8  Midterm exam
lesson9  Work and Energy , Principle of virtual displacement for rigid body
lesson10 Principle of virtual work for elastic body
lesson11 (1) Calculation of reactions of a beam by principle of virtual displacement, (2) Calculation of axial forces of a truss by this principle
lesson12 Calculation of displacement of a beam by principle of virtual forces (unit load method)
lesson13 Reciprocal theorem
lesson14 Strain energy of elastic solids, Castigliano’s theorems   
lesson15 Principle of minimum potential energy 

lesson 16 Final exam

Lessons will be provided by associate professor, Dr. Naser Khaji, in English. 
Text/Reference
Books,etc.
【Text】
1. Tatsuro Sakimoto : Structural Mechanics [Ver.2], the first volume, Morikita Publishing Co. Ltd. (2012) (in Japanese), ISBN978-4-627-42512-5.
2. Tatsuro Sakimoto : Structural Mechanics [Ver.2], the second volume, Morikita Publishing Co. Ltd. (2012) (in Japanese), ISBN978-4-627-42522-5.  
PC or AV used in
Class,etc.
Textbook, Handouts 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Review
Reviewing “The strength of materials” except for the principal stress and deflection of beam. 
Requirements  
Grading Method Grading will be based on a written midterm exam (45%) and a written final exam(55%). Credits will be given to students who get a score over 60%. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message  
Other   
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Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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