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:
Compute structural deflections accounting for applied
loads, temperature effects, initial fabrication errors, support settlements,
and flexible supports.  
Determine internal member forces and resulting stress
distributions.  
Analyze statically indeterminate structures using both
stiffness and flexibility approaches.  
Use and/or develop structural analysis software to analyze
complicated structural systems.  
Interpret the output from computerbased 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
