Prerequisite: C.E. E3121 or the equivalent. Overview of classical indeterminate structural analysis methods (force and displacement methods), approximate methods of analysis, plastic analysis methods, collapse analysis, shakedown theorem, structural optimization. Professor Meyer: "On the graduate level, I have been teaching for many years CE 4021, now called "Elastic and plastic analysis of structures", that is arguably the most important course for a structural engineering student to take. Yet, sorry to say, not many students sign up for it, presumably because they feel it requires too much work. I am indeed demanding of the students, but afterwards they always appreciate what they have learned. This course is particularly important, because students may have the wrong impression, that with all those computers around they don't need to learn anymore how to analyze structures. This is only partially correct: this course prepares them to use the computer correctly."
Department: Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics(CEEM)
Subject: Civil Engineering(CIEN)
School: Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science
Division: School of Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate
Course ID: 4021