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Civil and Environmental Engineering
CE 420/520 Computational Methods of Structural Analysis
Instructor:
Dr. Yongming Liu
234 Rowley Laboratories; Tel: 2682341
Email:
[email protected]
Web: people.clarkson.edu/~yliu
Office Hours:
TuTh 10:00 11:00
; and anytime when I am in the office with the
door open
Teaching Assistant:
TBA
Lecture/Lab:
TuTh 8:00– 9:15 CB 178
Web access:
Active Directory:
S:\Classes\CEE\CE420520
Catalog Description:
The matrix stiffness method for the analysis of trusses, frames, plates,
shells, and multicomponent structures such as framework stiffened shells. Thermal stresses.
Nonlinear effects.
Prerequisites
: CE 320 and MA 339 or consent of the instructor
Textbook (recommended):
Matrix Analysis of Structures
, by Kassimali, Aslam, Brooks/Cole,
1999. ISBN0534206700
Software:
Matlab 2008 student version (recommended)
Course Objectives:
1.
To examine and comprehend the principles involved in structural analysis methods for
the design of practical experiments.
2.
To enable students to use fundamental principles of mechanics for the development and
applications of structural analysis.
3.
To introduce modern computational methods and software for the analysis of structures.
4.
To prepare teams of students to apply the principles learned in the course to the analysis
and design of structures.
Topics Covered:
Topic
Hours
Introduction of stiffness method for structural analysis
4 hours
Review of linear algebra
2 hours
Matrix analysis of plane trusses
8 hours
Matrix analysis of beams
6 hours
Matrix analysis of frames
8 hours
Advanced topics
2 hours
Computer programming of structural analysis
4 hours
Exams (exclusive of finals)
6 hours
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 Spring '10
 liu
 Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Finite Element Method, stiffness matrix Member

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