ENGRCEE 153 Statically Indeterminate Structures (2017-2018)

ENGRCEE 153 Statically Indeterminate Structures

(Not required for any major.)
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
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
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

August 23, 2017
Senate Approved:
January 12, 2016
Approved Effective:
2016 Fall Qtr