ENGRCEE 152 Computer Methods in Structural Analysis and Design (2016-2017)

ENGRCEE 152 Computer Methods in Structural Analysis and Design

(Not required for any major. Selected Elective for CE.)
Catalog Data:

ENGRCEE 152 Computer Methods in Structural Analysis and Design (Credit Units: 4) Matrix techniques for indeterminate framed structures. Computer implementation using the stiffness method. Software packages for design of reinforced concrete, steel, and/or timber structures. Prerequisite: CEE151A. Civil Engineering majors have first consideration for enrollment. (Design units: 2)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0470125397.

Recommended Textbook:
None
References:

Software SAP2000 Package

Software MSC Nastran Package

Coordinator:
Lizhi Sun
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Identify, formulate, and solve statically indeterminate structural problems using direct stiffness method

2. Identify, formulate, and solve statically indeterminate structural problems using finite element method

3. Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for analyzing and designing statically indeterminate structures

4. Demonstrate base-level competency in structural design using design codes/specifications/software.

Prerequisites by Topic

Analysis of statically indeterminate structures

Design of timber and concrete structures

Lecture Topics:
  • Basic concepts of structural analysis (0.5 week)
  • Fundamentals of the flexibility method (1.5 weeks)
  • Fundamentals of the stiffness method (2.0 weeks)
  • Fundamentals of the slope-deflection method (1.5 weeks)
  • Computer programs for framed structures (1 week)
  • Introduction to computer design packages (1.5 weeks)
  • Application of software for design of specific structures (2 weeks)
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 3 hours of laboratory each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Students use structural design software such as SAP2000 for solving homework problems and/or structural design assignments.

Laboratory Projects:

Students are required to conduct a structural design assignment.

Professional Component

Contributes to the design experience and Engineering Topics courses of Civil Engineering major.

Design Content Description
Approach:

Students are exposed to taking advantages of engineering design tools such as commercial software for structural design problems. In addition, students are assigned to conduct a team design project to evaluate realistic engineering design case for a typical statically indeterminate bridge structure subject to realistic truck live loads.

Lectures: 75%
Laboratory Portion: 25%
Grading Criteria:
  • Homework: 30%
  • Midterm(s): 20%
  • Design Project: 20%
  • Final: 30%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 2.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 2.0 credit units

Prepared:
July 12, 2016
Senate Approved:
January 8, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr