Courses Catalogue

Matrix Methods Of Structural Analysis

COURSE CODE: CIV4241
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course includes matrix method idea concept, fundamental principles, and current practices in engineering design. It involves computer programming for students to understand how the commercial soft programs work.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

Provides knowledge of advanced methods like matrix methods of structural analysis of structures, plastic theory, analysis of special structures like arches and suspension cables and influence line for indeterminate structures

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

·        Have a good grasp of all the fundamental issues in structural analysis

·        Understand how standard software packages (routinely used for frame analysis in design offices) operate

·        Understand matric concept and its application in structural analysis

·        Review the analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate structures

·        Understand matrix analysis of structural members

 

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student on completing this course is expected to:

·        Develop advanced mathematics and programming skills for their future career development in the field of structural design.

·        Apply Finite Element Analysis in structural analysis

·        Apply matrix analysis to structural members