Matrix Stiffness Method R2
Structural Dynamics R2
Lecture Notes for 2011/12
- Course Introduction
- Virtual Work: Compound Structures
- Virtual Work: Advanced Examples (will not be gone through in class)
- Matrix Stiffness Method
- Structural Dynamics
Lecture Notes for 2010/11
Compound Structures using Virtual Work
- Notes here - quite a lot of updates.
- A proof of the means of using the integration tables for part UDLs here.
Matrix Stiffness Method
- Updated notes here.
- Matlab scripts for Analyze Truss here.
Lecture Notes for 2009/10
Matrix Stiffness Method
Nice pretty new notes here
A beam analysis spreadsheet
based on the stiffness method.
Solutions to Examples
- please try the example problems though before you view the solution.
Extra: explanation of the amplitude solution
to the equation of motion.
Major overhaul of the Structural Dynamics notes for 2009/10 here
Software to complement the notes for download:
Moderately updated from last year:
- Here are the computerized notes;
- Here are some miscellaneous examples.
Lecture Notes for 2008/9
Computer Modelling of Structures - Group Projects - 2008/9
The projects are available as follows:
- Group 1 - Not yet available;
- Group 2 - Nonlinear analysis of an RC beam;
- Group 3 - Shear walls with openings;
- Group 4 - Arching action in curved masonry walls;
- Group 5 - Flat slab design using nonlinear FE and traditional methods;
- Group 6 - Investigation of strip footings under column loads;
- Group 7 - Convergence of FE to theoretical result for plane stresses in a beam;
- Group 8 - Not yet available;
- Group 9 - Calculation of beam deflections subsequent to a stiffness analysis;
- Group 10 - Vibration absorption for an SDOF system;
- Group 11 - Not yet available.
Lecture Notes for 2007/8
These notes were developed based on Robert Mahony's notes delivered to DIT for over 20 years. They are not computerized but scanned in acetates but they may still prove useful.
- Combined Structures: Virtual work analysis used for structures whose members undergo bending and/or axial force.
- Analysis of Arches: Virtual Work for moments/shears and axial forces in parabolic and semi-circular arches.
- Stiffness Method: The basis of modern structural analysis software. A particular case of FE.
- Influence Line Analysis: Used to determine design loads for members in structures subjected to moving loads (e.g. bridges) or for repeated analysis of a structure under various loading scenarios.
- Structural Dynamics: Exact and approximate methods of determining the motion of structures under dynamic loading scenarios.
is great for analysing 2D structures. There are no bells & whistles to distract from the basic analysis and you can see the stiffness matrix for each member. The interface is quite easy (apart from the load definitions which are strange!). Well recommended for checking hand calculations and vice-versa.