CE 329 - Structural Analysis

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Course Purpose:

CE 329 prepares you to analyze both statically determinate and statically indeterminate structural systems. This course lays the foundation for subsequent courses in reinforced concrete design, steel design, wood design, and masonry design. More importantly, it introduces the role of structural analysis in structural engineering.

Course Objectives:

By the end of the course, you should be able to do the following:

    ■    Idealize a complicated structural system for the purpose of analysis.

    ■    Model the behavior of structures under loads.

    ■    Perform basic structural design.

    ■    Compute support reactions.

    ■    Analyze statically determinate planar trusses, beams, and frames using static equilibrium principles.

    ■    Compute internal resultant forces in planar trusses, beams, and frames.

    ■    Compute deflections for planar structures.

    ■    Apply the principle of superposition.

    ■    Compute the effects of moving loads and construct influence diagrams.

    ■    Analyze statically indeterminate structures.

    ■    Use structural analysis software to compute support reactions, internal member forces, and member defections.



Leet, K. M., Uang, C.-M., and Gilbert, A. (2008). Fundamentals of Structural Analysis, 3rd Ed. McGraw-Hill, New York.


Instructor:      Office Hours:
Eric Williamson    MWF 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
    W 2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Contact Information:


ECJ 4.722
(512) 475-6175





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