Engineers are required to design or analyse a variety of structures that are often exposed to a variety of loading conditions. Therefore an understanding of key analysis methods for statically determinate and indeterminate trusses, beams and frames should be mastered. These include the energy method for determination of deflections and rotations, the ‘stiffness’ method of analysis for beams and rigid frames, the force method of analysis for statically indeterminate trusses, beams, frames and composite structures and the matrix structural analysis of trusses, beams and frames.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
RECOMMENDED TEXTS: Refer to VU Collaborate for recommended reading and additional resources. Hibbler R.C., (2018) Structural Analysis 10th ed. Pearson International.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):