Beam Theory

5 credits

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The course is given in the second year of the master program in Sustainable Structural Engineering. It covers different beam theories according to Bernoulli-Euler and Timoshenko, theories for torsion according to St Venant and Vlasov and theory for analysis of instability of beams. It gives insight in, and ability to analyze, the behavior of for example thin-walled beams under loading, how stresses in different kind of beams can be calculated and how instability is prevented. The course covers many phenomena that are not usually dealt with in basic courses of structural mechanics but that practicing structural engineers must be aware of.


Roughly 15 minutes with a bike from the city centre, you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. It is like a small society with the university, student accommodation, and student life. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.

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