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CEE 3710 Structural Modeling and Behavior

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  • Instructor: Gregory McLaskey
  • Dept: Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Address: 369 Hollister Hall
  • Phone: 607 254-5441
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Lecture: TR 10:10-11:25AM HLS 366
Section: M 2:55-4:10PM HLS 401
T 2:55-4:10PM SNE 1150

Spring. 4 credits.

Prerequisite: ENGRD 2020. Corequisite: MATH 2940.

Introduction to the structural engineering enterprise including aspects of design, loads, behavior, form, modeling, mechanics, materials, analysis, and construction/ manufacturing. Case studies involve different scales and various materials. Topics include analytical and finite-element computational modeling of structural systems, including cables, arches, trusses, beams, frames, and 2-D continua; deflections, strains, and stresses of structural members, systems, and 2-D continua by analytical and work/energy methods, with a focus on linear elastic behavior; the foundations of matrix structural analysis; and the application of finite-element software.

Outcome 1: Understand the structural engineering enterprise, the structural modeling process, and the elements of structural behavior.

Outcome 2: Calculate displacements and stresses of structures by analytical and work/energy methods.

Outcome 3: Perform analysis of statically indeterminate structures by the stiffness and flexibility methods.

Outcome 4: Apply the stiffness method of analysis to statically indeterminate truss and beam/column structures via finite element computer programs.

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