Virtual work, energy theorems, analysis of structures by the displacement method and the finite element method, non-linear structural analysis. Project-based. Prerequisite: CE 170.
Prereqs enforced by the system: CE 170; Technical Elective (Civil); Open to degree and CDE students
CE 271 – Advanced Structural Analysis. Virtual work, energy theorems, analysis of structures by the displacement method and the finite element method, non-linear structural analysis. Prerequisites: CE 170
COURSE OBJECTIVES: This course is mainly focused on the matrix method of structural analysis. Students will apply the matrix method to analyze statically indeterminate linear 3D frames and trusses. Students will also gain an in depth understanding of the structural analysis software developed from matrix theory. Working in groups, students will analyze real-world structures using commercial structural analysis software, compare the results with theoretical calculations and prepare summary reports. Additionally, the advanced topics such as plastic analysis and finite element method will be introduced. Specific Learning Outcomes and Objectives: 1. Review of fundamental concepts from CE 170 Structural Analysis: analysis of statically determinate (SD) structures and internal loadings developed in structural members 2. Analyze statically indeterminate trusses and frames using approximate methods 3. Review and analyze more complex problems using Energy Methods (virtual work and Castegliano’s theorem) 4. Analyze SI structures using Force Method 5. Review basic matrix concepts and linear algebra 6. Analyze trusses using the Stiffness Method 7. Analyze beams using the Stiffness Method 8. Analyze plane frames using the Stiffness Method 9. Apply structural modeling and computer simulations to analyze real-world structures
In-class questions, discussions and “favorite structure” presentation 10% Quizzes 10% (both in-class and take-home) Homework 15% Group Project(s) 35% Midterm Exams 30% (two in-class exams, each counts 15%) ----------------------------- Total 100% The minimum passing grade is 60%. Other grades will be assigned as shown below. Letter Grade Numerical Grade A+ 97-100 A 94-97 A- 90-93 B+ 87-89 B 83-86 B- 80-82 C+ 77-79 C 73-76 C- 70-72 D+ 67-69 D 63-66 D- 60-62 F <60 A statistical scale may be used at instructor’s judgment in addition to the above scale.
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