Topic outline

  • This course is one of the elective courses for the Advanced Studies or Elective Studies modules of the MSc program Building Technology.


    The course starts with a lecture on Tuesday 8 January at 14.15 in hall R3 and covers period III.


    Students are asked to register to the course in the WebOodi-system.


    Professor-in-Charge: assistant professor Jarkko Niiranen
    Lecturers: assistant professor Jarkko Niiranen, Dr. Sergei Khakalo, Dr. Viacheslav Balobanov
    Assistants: post-doctoral researcher Loc Tran, doctoral student Tuan Nguyen


    Tuesdays 14--16 in hall R3 and Thursdays 14--16 in hall R2


    Mondays 14--16 in room R5


    It should be noticed that more than 70% of the hours related to "the holy trinity" teaching--studying--learning is related to independent studying (reading and preparation 35%, theoretical assignments 36%), whereas contact teaching covers the smaller complement (lectures 18%, exercise sessions 9%, examination 2%).

    The following nominal hours (total 133) should guarantee for a student with average prerequisites (grade 3, good) middle range learning outcomes (with the average grade 3, good).

    Contact Teaching -- Lectures 18%: 
    - 2 double-hours per week (total 24)
    - attending the lectures: pre-browsing, listening, writing notes, asking etc.
    Contact Teaching -- Exercise Sessions 9%: 
    - 1 double-hour per week (total 12)
    - advice hours for hands-on exercises (instructed by the assistants)

    Independent Studying -- Reading 18%: 
    - 2 double-hours per week (total 24)
    - self-studies: reading and writing the derivations in the lecture slides and/or textbook
    Independent Studying -- Assignments 36%:
    - 8 hours per week (total 48)
    - self-studies for theoretical, hands-on exercises: problem solving, calculating, writing solution documents

    Final Exam and Preparation 19%: 
    - 3 + 22 hours (total 25)


    1. Recognising and knowing well the basics of three dimensional elasticity.
    2. Understanding  energy and equilibrium approaches for formulating linear beam, plate and shell models.
    3. Ability to apply linear plate and shell models to various structural analyses and to solve corresponding partial differential equations.
    4. Ability to analyze various rectangular and circular plate problems by solving relevant boundary value problems.
    5. Ability to
     analyze shells of revolution in membrane state.
    6. Understanding of the edge effects in the analysis of shells of revolution.


    Week 1: No Monday exercises, the course starts with a Tuesday lecture.
    Week 6: Extra exercise on Friday (14--16, R5).
    Week 7: Monday exercise is organized for those who are free from examinations.