Structural Analysis

Structural Analysis
Methods of statics. Influence line diagrams. Method of virtual work. Plastic hinge analysis. Flexibility (force) method, stiffness (displacement) method, and moment distribution method for analysis of indeterminate beams, trusses, and frames. Introduction to computer structural analysis.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesCE EN 203 & CE EN 270; or concurrent enrollment.
 TaughtFall, Spring
 ProgramsContaining CE EN 321
Course Outcomes

Force Equilibrium

1(a) Apply Newton's Laws of force equilibrium to determine axial forces, shear forces, and bending moments in statically determinate beams, trusses, frames, arches, and cables.

Virtual Work

2(a) Apply calculus and the principle of virtual work to determine displacements in statically determinate beams, trusses, and frames.

Approximate and Plastic Analysis

3(e) Use appropriate assumptions to perform approximate analysis and plastic hinge analysis of statically indeterminate beams and frames.

Influence Line Diagrams

4(e) Critically place live loads on beams, trusses, and frames using influence line diagrams.

Symmetry, DOI's, and DOF's

5(e) Identify symmetry, antisymmetry, degrees of indeterminacy, and degrees of freedom in beams, trusses, and frames.

Structural Terminology

6(n) Define basic structural engineering terminology.

Flexibility Method

7(n) Analyze statically indeterminate beams, trusses, and frames by the flexibility method.

Stiffness Method

8(n) Analyze beams, trusses, and frames by the stiffness method.

Moment Distribution

9(n) Analyze beams and frames by moment distribution.

Commercial Software

10(n) Analyze beams, trusses, and frames with commercial structural analysis software.