University of Calgary

ENCI 461 - Mechanics of Solids and Structures - Fall 2020

Analysis of statically determinate structures: reactions, member forces in trusses, bending moment, shearing force and axial force diagrams for frames; introduction to indeterminate structures; effects of moving loads, influence lines, Muller-Breslau principle; determination of displacements using moment area theorems, energy theorems and virtual work; Maxwell's theorem; normal stresses in non-symmetric sections; principal axes, shear centre; plastic torsion of circular shafts, torsion of non-circular sections; principal stresses, failure theories; elastic buckling of columns.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-1.5T)


  • Engineering 317 or Civil Engineering 317.


This course will be offered next in Fall 2021.
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