Subject: Structural Statics

Scientific Area:

Civil Engineering


80 Hours

Number of ECTS:

7,5 ECTS



Overall objectives:

1 - Acquire fundamental concepts of Statics of Structures: forces, moments, resulting of system of forces, equilibrium, internal forces in bars, internal forces in trusses, internal forces in beams, geometry of mass
2 - Apply the knowledge acquired in the projection of the basic elements of the structures on the basis of principles of classical mechanics


1 - STATIC COMPLEMENTS OF PARTICLES SYSTEM AND RIGID BODY 1. Equilibrium of the system of particles and the rigid body in the plane and in the space 2. Reduction elements of the systems of forces 3. Propagation of moments 4. Statics Equivalence - Properties
2 - GEOMETRY MASS 1. Centroids and centers of mass 1.1. Definition and determination by integration 1.2. Properties of the center of mass 1.3. Composed bodies 2. Moments of inertia and product surface 2.1. Definition and determination by integration 2.2. Lagrange-Steiner Theorem 2.3. Composed Surfaces 2.4. Inertia Tensor 2.5. Transformation of the components of the inertia tensor. Mohr's Circle 2.6. Moments and main directions of inertia Inert
3 - STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS AND ANALYSIS OF STATIC STRUCTURES 1. Structural elements and conditions of support 2. Analysis of the external, internal and global 2.1. Method of arborescent structures 2.2. Poorly distributed links/connections 2.3 Mechanisms
4 - ANALYSIS OF ISOSTATIC STRUCTURES 1. stresses on linear parts and members: definitions and sign convention 2. Differential equations of equilibrium 3. Calculation of reactions 4. Free-body diagrams 5. Balance of triangulated structures 5.1. Method of Nodes, Sections or Ritter Method 6. Equilibrium of plane and three-dimensional isostatic structures 7. Internal forces and stresses diagrams


Beer, F.P.; Johnston Jr, E. R.; Eisenberg, E.R. , 2006 , Mecânica Vetorial Para Engenheiros - Estática , McGraw-Hill
Beer, F.P.; Johnston Jr, E. R.; Dewolf, J.T.; Mazurek, D.F. , 2011 , Mecânica dos Materiais , McGraw-Hill

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
In the theoretical classes will be presented, deduced and demonstrated the fundamentals and the calculation methodologies that allow the staticaly analysis of structures. In the theoretical-practical classes, exercises will be applied to current structures. At the evaluation level, two tests ( of 50% each) are performed in normal times with a minimum score of 8.0 / 20.0 at each. In Season of Appeal (and the Special Season), all components of evaluation of the Normal Season are fully recoverable, ie, examination of Appeal season (and the Special Season) is necessarily performed to 100%. Students who achieve a grade (Regular Season / Appeal / Special) of at least 18.5 must undergo the oral examination to qualify to obtain a final grade of more than 18 values (if they do not, the final grade is 18).