Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session
This course is composed of two major components.
This component builds on knowledge obtained in a basic structural analysis course to provide an understanding of analysis and design more complex structures. Topics covered include curved members, analysis and design of cable structures, and non-linear analysis of trusses and members.
This component presents an introduction to the theory of structural control using computer-based methods for the analysis of large-scale structural systems. Focus is on design and implementation of control algorithms for structural systems subjected to quasi-static and dynamic loading.
Connor, Jerome J. Introduction to Structural Motion Control. Prentice Hall, 2002. ISBN: 0130091383.
Connor, Jerome J. Analysis of Structural Member Systems. Ronald Press, 1976.