ENGRCEE 153 Statically Indeterminate Structures (2013-2014)

ENGRCEE 153 Statically Indeterminate Structures

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

ENGRCEE 153 Statically Indeterminate Structures (Credit Units: 4) Fundamentals of statically indeterminate structures; strain energy and virtual work; energy theorems; method of virtual work, Castigliano theorem; method of consistent deformations; slope-deflection method; approximate methods; stiffness method for trusses. Prerequisite: CEE151A. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0132570534.

Recommended Textbook:

Leet, M., et al. Fundamentals of Structural Analysis, 2nd Edition, McGraw Hill, 2004.

Relationship to Student Outcomes
This course relates to Student Outcomes: EAC a, EAC e, EAC k.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Identify, formulate, and solve trusses, beams, and frames.

2. Apply the force method to analyze statically indeterminate beams, frames and trusses.

3. Use slope-deflection method to evaluate the statically indeterminate structural responses.

4. Use moment distribution method to evaluate the statically indeterminate structural responses. (EAC a, EAC e, EAC k)

5. Employ the stiffness method to solve complex trusses.

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Analysis of determinate structures
  • Strength of materials
Lecture Topics:
  • Fundamentals of statically indeterminate structures
  • Deflection using energy methods
  • Force method
  • Slope-deflection method
  • Moment distribution method
  • Truss analysis by stiffness method
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Basic computer skills

Laboratory Projects:


Professional Component

Contributes to Engineering Topics Courses of Civil Engineering major.

Design Content Description


Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Homework: 10%
  • Midterm(s): 40%
  • Final: 50%
  • 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: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

February 26, 2013
Senate Approved:
March 12, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr