1.571 | Spring 2004 | Graduate

Structural Analysis and Control


Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session

Course Structure

This course is composed of two major components.

Component 1 - Advanced Structural Analysis

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.

Component 2 - Introduction to Structural Control

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.


Problem Sets 50%
Test 1 25%
Test 2 25%

Course Info

As Taught In
Spring 2004
Learning Resource Types
Lecture Notes
Online Textbook
Problem Sets