### THEORY

#### Specific Objectives

By the end of the sub- module unit, the trainee should be able to:

1. identify the types of supports
3. determine the basic laws of static

### Content

• Types of supports

-rollers

-hinged

-fixed

-concentrated -uniformly distributed -varying -simply supported -continuous -cantilevers

• Laws of Static Equilibrium

-sum of all moments is equal to zero -sum of horizontal forces is equal to zero -sum of vertical forces is equal to zero

### PRACTICE

21.1.4P0 Specific Objectives By the end of the module sub-unit, the trainee should be able to: a) identify the types of loads on a system b) determine the forces in a simply supported system

#### Content

• Determination

-moments -vertical -horizontal -inclined

#### Competences

Ability to:

1. Derive common bending moment formulae
4. Determine the bending moments

#### =Suggested Teaching/Learning Activities

• Field visits
• Lab exercises

#### Suggested Learning Resources

• Text books
• Lab apparatus

#### Suggested Assessment Methods

• Lab analysis report
• Written tests
• CATS