Faculties and centres
This subject belongs to the first year of the Degree in Civil Engineering and it is taught during the second semester.
In this course the necessary tools to start with the design of structures are studied. These tools are essential for tracking the subjects 33510 and 33515 (Design of structures I and II). In addition, students will be able to solve some particular types of structures.
To successfully address the subject, it is essential to have a thorough knowledge and agility in trigonometry and mathematics.
General Competences (CG)
Specific Competences (Civil Branch)
Basic Transversal Competences
To know and to understand the basic concepts about vector calculus.
To know and to understand the concepts of analytic and graphic statics
To know and to understand the basic concepts about geometry and trigonometric and their application to structural elements
To know and to understand the different types of loads, supports, connections and the behavior of rigid bodies and cables
To know and to understand the calculation methods to obtain the forces in members of trusses and the internal forces in statically determined structures.
To know and to understand the equations that govern the kinematic and dynamic behavior of bodies in a plane movement
To know and to understand the equations that govern the behavior of colliding bodies and their vibrations.