Introduction to
Finite Element Analysis
for Skeletal Structures
Dr. Nick A Alexander 2006
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Bristol
May 31, 2015
Dr Nick. A. Alexander, Department of Civil Engineering,
General Structural Problem
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MAE 4700/5700 (Spring 2014)
Homework 4
Trusses & Beams and 1D-BVP
Problem 1 Analysis of Beam truss structure (MatLab)
Consider a beam AB (L=4m) supported by an elastic rod BC at point B as shown in the
figure. The beam is subjected to uniform load p(x)=3k

MAE 4700/5700 (Spring 2014)
Homework 3
trusses and beams
Due Saturday February 15th, 12:00 noon
In this homework, we consider the analysis of beams. Problem 2 requires verification of
the MatLab results with the Ansys solutions.
Problem 1 - Analysis of a

MAE 4700/5700 (Spring 2014)
Homework 2
Plane and space trusses
Due Monday, February 10th, 12:00 midnight
This homework is considering the analysis of plane and space (3D) trusses as discussed
in class. A list of MATLAB programs that were discussed in clas

MAE 4700/5700 (Spring 2014)
Solutions: Homework 1
Plane trusses
Problem 1 - Analysis of a three bar structure (hand calculation)
Figure 1: Three-bar problem
Three bars are joined as shown in Figure 1. The left and right ends are both constrained,
i.e. pre

Exam 2
MAE 4700/5700 (Spring 2014)
April 17th, 7:30-9:30 pm
Write in capital letters your full name and ID number on the front of the exam book.
Closed books & notes. No electronic devises will be allowed during the exam.
Simple calculators are allowed as

MAE 4700/5700 (Spring 2014)
Exam 1
March 11th, 7:30-9:30 pm
Write in capital letters your full name and ID number on the front of the exam
book.
Closed books & notes.
No electronic devises will be allowed during the exam Violators will be
penalized follow

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Homework 5
MAE 4700/5700 (Spring 2014)
1DBVP
Due Monday March 3nd, 12:00 midnight
This homework is considering the analysis of one dimensional boundary value problems
(1DBVP). A list of MatLab programs is provided together with an example problem.
Problem