Topic outline

  • General

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


    The course covers period III and starts with a lecture on Tuesday the 11th of January at 14 (via the Zoom software).

    (Please note that in the academic system of ours "at 14" means "at 14.15" by default, whereas 14.00 is another thing.)


    Registration to the course in the SISU-system is required.


    Professor-in-Charge: Associate Professor Jarkko Niiranen
    Lecturers: Associate Professor Jarkko Niiranen, Professor Antti Niemi (University of Oulu)
    Assistants: Post-Doctoral Researcher Jalal Torabi


    Week 1: No Monday exercises, the course starts with a Tuesday lecture.


    Tuesdays 14--16 and Thursdays 14--16  (via the Zoom software) 


    Fridays 14--16 (room R1) and Mondays 14--16 (via the Zoom software)


    It should be noticed that more than 60% of the hours related to "the holy trinity" teaching--studying--learning is related to independent studying (reading and preparation 28%, assignments 36%), whereas contact teaching covers the smaller complement (lecture sessions 18%, exercise sessions 18%, 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 18%: 
    - 2 double-hour per week (total 24)
    - 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 10%: 
    - 3 + 10 hours (total 13)


    1. Knowing well the basics of the three dimensional elasticity theory.
    2. Understanding the 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 the corresponding partial differential equations.
    4. Ability to analyze various rectangular and circular plate problems by solving the related boundary value problems.
    5. Ability to analyze shells of revolution in the membrane state.
    6. Understanding of the edge effects in the analysis of shells of revolution.