Direct stiffness method of structural analysis; fundamentals and algorithms; numerical analysis of plane trusses, grids and frames; virtual work and energy principles; finite element method for plane stress and plane strain. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 360.
Introduction to the design of metal structures; behavior of members and their connections; theoretical, experimental, and practical bases for proportioning members and their connections. 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: CEE 360.
Source mechanisms, stress waves, and site response of earthquake shaking; effect on the built environment; nature of earthquake actions on structures; fundamental structural response characteristics of stiffness, strength, and ductility; representation of the earthquake input in static and dynamic structural analysis; modeling of steel and concrete structures under earthquake effects; outputs for safety assessment; comprehensive source-to-design actions project. Prerequisite: CEE 472.