CE 363 - Advanced Structural Analysis


Course Purpose:

CE 363 focuses on computing the response of statically indeterminate structural systems. This course will extend many of the concepts treated in CE 329, and it will introduce matrix methods of analysis that form the basis of all modern structural analysis software.


Course Objectives:

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

bulletCompute structural deflections accounting for applied loads, temperature effects, initial fabrication errors, support settlements, and flexible supports.
bulletDetermine internal member forces and resulting stress distributions.
bulletAnalyze statically indeterminate structures using both stiffness and flexibility approaches.
bulletUse and/or develop structural analysis software to analyze complicated structural systems.
bulletInterpret the output from computer-based analyses for the purpose of structural design.

Text (optional):

West, H. H. and Geschwindner, L. F. (2002) Fundamentals of Structural Analysis, 2nd Ed. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, NY.


Instructor:      Office Hours:
Eric Williamson    M/F 9:00 - 10:00 A.M.
    W 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon

Contact Information:


ECJ 4.700
(512) 475-6175