Syllabus ( CE 311 )
Basic information  
Course title:  Theory of Structures 1  
Course code:  CE 311  
Lecturer:  Assist. Prof. Ahmet Anıl DİNDAR  
ECTS credits:  5  
GTU credits:  3 ()  
Year, Semester:  3, Fall  
Level of course:  First Cycle (Undergraduate)  
Type of course:  Compulsory  
Language of instruction:  English  
Mode of delivery:  Face to face  
Pre and corequisites:  CE 105 Engineering Mechanics  
Professional practice:  No  
Purpose of the course:  1. Analysis of statically determinate structures subjected to external effects 2. Analysis of statically determinate structures subjected to live loads 3. Calculation of displacements of statically determinate structures. 

Learning outcomes  
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Classify structural systems (stable/unstable,determinate/indeterminate) and load types
Contribution to Program Outcomes
 Obtain basic knowledge of Civil Engineering
 an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
 an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
 an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
 an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
Method of assessment
 Written exam
 Homework assignment
 Term paper

Apply equations of static equilibrium to determine internal forces (axial forces, shear forces, and bending moments) in statically determinate beams, trusses, frames, arches and draw the internal force diagrams.
Contribution to Program Outcomes
 Obtain basic knowledge of Civil Engineering
 an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
 an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
 an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
 an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
Method of assessment
 Written exam
 Homework assignment
 Term paper

Draw influence line diagrams, and critically place live loads on statically determinate beams and frames using influence line diagrams.
Contribution to Program Outcomes
 Obtain basic knowledge of Civil Engineering
 an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
 an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
 an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
 an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
Method of assessment
 Written exam
 Homework assignment
 Term paper

Determine deflections of statically determinate beams, frames and trusses.
Contribution to Program Outcomes
 Obtain basic knowledge of Civil Engineering
 an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
 an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
 an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
 an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
Method of assessment
 Written exam
 Homework assignment
 Term paper
Assessment  
Method of assessment  Week number  Weight (%) 
Midterms:  8  30 
Other interm studies:  0  
Project:  8  10 
Homework:  2,4,6,10,12  20 
Quiz:  0  
Final exam:  16  40 
Total weight:  (%) 
