ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
Group A

Matrix analysis, displacement and force method: Computers and structural analysis; brief
discussion on analysis procedures with introduction to displacement and force methods; basic
structural system and mathematical model; coordinate systems, joint displacement and joint
loads; statically determinate and indeterminate structures; kinematically determinate and
indeterminate structures.
Member end load matrix: Member deformation matrix; influence coefficients; global
flexibility matrix; global stiffness matrix; local member flexibility and stiffness matrices;
plane frame members; space frame members.
Flexibility analysis of statically determinate structures; computer program for flexibility
analysis; flexibility analysis of statically indeterminate structures; computer program for
flexibility analysis for statically indeterminate structures.
Stiffness analysis method; computer program for stiffness analysis of kinematically
determinate systems; stiffness analysis of kinematically determinate plain frame; stiffness
analysis of kinematically indeterminate systems; assembly process for obtaining global
stiffness matrix from member stiffness matrices for plane truss, space truss, plane frame and
space frame.












Group B

 

Stress analysis and failure criteria. Analysis of stress and strain—principal stresses and
Strains, deviaioric stress and strain, stress and strain invariants; compatibility conditions; and
equilibrium equations. Failure criteria stress-strain relations for anisotropic and isotropic
elastic materials; yield (failure) criteria.
Stress concern ration. Fatigue failure.
Plates and shells; thin plate bending theory, thin plate bending solutions; membrane theory of
shells; bending theory—circular cylindrical shells.


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