82122 Structural analysis (2)

Course Description

The Course DescriptionAnalysis of Indeterminate Structures Using Force Approach: Compatibility methods for beams and frames with and without support settlement. Analysis of indeterminate trusses.
Analysis of Indeterminate Structures Using Stiffness Approach: Moment distribution for beams and frames for prismatic and non-prismatic members with and without side-sway and support settlement, Slope deflection method for beams and frames with and without support settlement.
Matrix Methods: Introduction to flexibility method, Determination of flexibility matrix for beams, Introduction to stiffness method, Development of member and structure stiffness matrices, Bending moment and shear force diagrams, Application of computer programs.
Finite Element Method: Introduction to finite elements, Stiffness matrices for bar elements, Triangular elements and Rectangular elements, Shape functions and Displacement functions, Transformation matrices, Structure stiffness matrix.
Introduction to Plastic analysis of structures.
Analysis of two-hinged arches.
Influence Line Diagram (ILD) for Indeterminate Members



Books for this Course

  • Structural Analysis (2nd Ed.), by Aslam Kassimali, PWS Publishing. ISBN 0-534-95324-7.

Times Offered

  • September 2015
  • January 2016

Course Prerequisite