• To enhance the skills of students in static and dynamic structural analysis.


Course Contents

Introduction to Plastic Theory: Application to continuous beams and portal frames.

Bridge Engineering: Site selection for a bridge, types and structural forms of bridges, Construction methods.Vehicle load transfer to slab and stringers. Design and detailing of simple RC deck and girder bridges.

Matrix methods of analysis: Virtual force principle and flexibility method, the flexibility of bar, beam and general flexural elements, analysis of 2D framed structures with temperature, support settlement, and lack of fit. Virtual displacement principle and displacement method, element stiffness matrix for bar, beam and plane frame element, coordinate transformation.Compatibility and equilibrium.Assembly of the structure stiffness matrix. Analysis by stiffness method of 2D trusses, beams, and frames including temperature effects, lack of fit, and settlement of supports. Reliability of computer results. Computer applications of above using

Interactive computer programs. Analysis by stiffness method of 2D-Reliability of computer results.Computer applications of above using interactive computer programs.Introduction to Finite Element Methods.


Introduction to Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering: Vibration ofSDOFlumped mass systems, free and forced vibration with and without viscous damping. Natural vibration of SDOF systems. Response of SDOF systems: to harmonic excitation, to specific forms of excitation of ideal step, rectangular, pulse and ramp forces. Unit impulse response.Vibration of MDOF systems with lumped mass. Hamilton’s principle, modal frequency, and mode shapes Computer applications of above. Introduction to basic terminology in EQ engineering Form of

structures for EQ resistance. Ductility demand, damping, etc. Seismic zoning of Pakistan Equivalent lateral force analysis. Detailing of RC structures for EQ resistance. Introduction to the relevant software.


Recommended Books

1. Jack C. McCormac, Structural Analysis: Using Classical and Matrix Methods,4th Edition, 2007, Wiley

2. Andre Filiatrault, Elements of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Polytechnic International Press, Canada; 2Rev Ed edition (June 2002)

Course Material