Courses Catalogue

Structural Analysis Ii

COURSE CODE: CIV2201
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course attempts to explain how deflections and internal actions of shear force, axial force and bending moments of frames are computed. Secondly it discusses how reactions and internal actions are computed for moving loads.  Further still it describes methods of analysis that are commonly applied in computer analysis of structures and lastly it gives an account of how Arches and cables are analyzed.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

 

This course will expose students to advanced methods for determination and the effects of loads on physical structures and their components, preparation of influence lines and effect of rolling loads. To introduce classical methods in analysing indeterminate structures (trusses, beams and plane frames)

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

·        Advance the analysis of statically determinate structures

·        Acquire the knowledge of moment distribution for structural analysis

·        Get introduced to other approximate methods of analysis

·        Appreciate the use of software for structural analysis

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student on completing this course is expected to:

·        Determine deformations and internal actions of frames.

·        Discuss the stiffness and flexibility method of analysis

·        Use other approximate methods to analyse indeterminate structures

·        Analyse a simple structure