Course Code: 5620483
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. HAKKI POLAT GÜLKAN
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 5620384
Set 2: 5620383
One of the sets above should be completed before taking CE483 ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS.

Course Objective

The major objective of the course is to give a more thorough treatment of current methods in structural analysis, and to introduce computer aided analysis of structures. It also targets discussion of special techniques in structural analysis such as second order effects, substructuring, treatment of rigid end zones or shear deformations, static condensation, space structures, etc. All of the special procedures are developed within the framework of virtual work principles and basic concepts of finite element formulations. Students are expected to become familiar with the theoretical background of commercial software for stress analysis.

Course Content

Review of basic concepts of structural analysis, direct stiffness analysis of 2D and 3D frame structures, special techniques in stiffness analysis and structures, virtual work principles based on virtual displacements, introduction to finite element method, nonlinear analysis of frame structures for large deflections. Prerequisite: CE 383

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will have a good understanding of the general concepts of structural analysis of 2D/3D systems and develop a comprehension of how engineering structures behave when subjected to different types of effects, acquiring insight into the use and implementation of some commercially available programs for computer analyses structures.