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Matrix Structural Analysis

by: Savanna Cruickshank

Matrix Structural Analysis CE 445

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Savanna Cruickshank
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Richard Nielsen

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This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Savanna Cruickshank on Friday October 23, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to CE 445 at University of Idaho taught by Richard Nielsen in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 34 views. For similar materials see /class/227773/ce-445-university-of-idaho in Civil Engineering at University of Idaho.


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Date Created: 10/23/15
Structural Analysis Creating mathematical models that predict how a structure will respond to a variety of CE 445545 loads Matrix Analysis of Structures Models I Simplify the structure I Retain important characteristics of the structure Universityuldaho Universityuldaho Matrix Analysis of Structures 39 Primary tool for structural analysis 39 Most of the analysis is automated 39 Typically the engineer describes Materra1 Properties Loads UHM A him Matrix Analysis cont 39 The computer Formulates the governing equations Solves the equations Provides numerical and graphical results displacements reaction s rrrterrral forces andmomerrts llwmr39 rt I dalw Problems With Automation Formulating a structural model is similar to preparing a CAD model I Software companies are working to integrate the two processes Why not have CAD operators do the structural modeling University Idaho 9 Engineering Judgement In order to construct an adequate model the designer must understand the effect the various modeling decisions have on the behavior of the structure Universityq ldaho Tys of Connecions Loads and Load Arrangements This Course Provides I Understanding of how matrix models are formulated including I What can be modeled I What can t be modeled I How some behaviors are modeled eg buckling I nonlinear behavior I What approximations are required for some models Uruversityrrldaho 4 This Course Doesn t Provide I A basic understanding of structural behavior CE 342 7 Themy ufsnmms is aprerequisite I Information on loads and load arrangements I CE 342 plus CE 441 amp CE 444 RC and Steel Design I A discussion of continuoustype structures such as shells plates etc Although they can be similarly modeled since m virtual work method we discuss leads to niteelement techniques Uruvm wwlddhu 5


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