Details regarding class organization.
Class  Date  Topic  Reading  Assignment 
1  Aug 20  Introduction  Review of Statics  1.11.4, 3.13.7  
2  Aug 22  Loads on Structures Load Definitions, Load Uncertainty, Support Conditions  2.12.4  
Lab  Aug 23  Distribution of Loads & Load Paths Wind Load Example  Tributary Area Examples  3.6, 14, 21, 33 
3  Aug 27 
Snow Loads, Snow Load Tables Fall 2000 Homework, Solution (PDF)  2.52.7  
4  Aug 29 
Shear and Bending Moment Diagrams  5.15.4  2.5, 2.6, 2.7 & 2.10 
Lab  Aug 30 
Intro to RISA 2D  Risa 2D demo version  
Sept 3 
Labor Day 


5  Sept 5  Analysis of Plane Frames  5.55.6  Handout 
Lab  Sept 6 
Bending Diagram by Parts  6.5  5.11, 26,
46, 52 
6  Sept 10 
Beam Deflections  Direct Integration  6.16.3  5.64, 65, 70, 70* 
7  Sept 12  Beam Deflections  Conjugate Beam  6.6  6.5, 12, 13 all by integration 
Lab  Sept 13  Beam Deflections  
8  Sept 17  Virtual Work  7.17.2  6.41, 54, 59 
9  Sept 19 
Deflection of Trusses by Virtual Work  7.3  7.7, 9*, 14 
Lab  Sept 20  EXAM #1  Old Exam (2000)  
10  Sept 24 
Deflection of Beams by Virtual Work  7.4 Product Integral  
11  Sept 26 
Deflection of Frames by Virtual Work  7.5  7.20, 26, 32, 35* 
Lab  Sept 27 
Deflections due to Thermal Effects  Handout  7.40, 43, 43* 
12  Oct 1 
Virtual Work  
13  Oct 3 
Influence Lines  8.1  7.16, 40 Member AD temperature 150 deg F on lefthand surface 50 deg F on righthand surface, h = 14 inches, alpha = 6.5*10^{6} 
Lab  Oct 4 
Influence Lines  8.38.4  
14  Oct 8 
Influence Lines for Trusses  8.6, 13, 16, 19  
15  Oct 10  Moving Loads HL93  9.19.2  8.47, 52* 
Lab  Oct 11  Series of Moving Loads  9.3  
16  Oct 15 
Absolute Maximum Response  9.4  9.6, 9 
17  Oct 17 
MuellerBreslau Principle  8.2  9.15, 16 
Lab  Oct 18 
Absolute Maximum Response  Risa Example  
18  Oct 22  Indeterminate Structures  11.111.2  9.20, Also using Risa, construct a shear and moment envelope for the beam in Prob. 8.20 and the loads in Prob. 9.5 
19  Oct 24 
Approximate Methods  12.112.2  
Lab  Oct 25 
EXAM #2 Old Exam  Prob 1, Prob 2, Prob 3  
20  Oct 29 
Portal Method Mathcad & Excel Examples  12.312.4 
4.32 assuming crossed diagonals, as described in class. Assume (a) slender compression diagonals and (b) compression and tension diagonals have equal stiffness. 
21  Oct 31 
Method of Consistent Displacements  13.113.2 
12.4, 4*, 13, 13* & compare computer vs. approximate results. 
Lab  Nov 1 
Method of Consistent Displacements  13.4  
22  Nov 5 
Method of Consistent Displacements  13.14, 22, 26*  
23  Nov 7 
Slope Deflection  15.115.3  13.51, 51*, 55, 56 
Lab  Nov 8 
Consistent Displacements & Slope Deflection  
24  Nov 12 
Slope Deflection  15.4  15.2, 9, 12 
25  Nov 14 
Stiffness Method  Linear Algebra  Notation  17.12  15.18, 23, Ignore the support displacements in 15.23 
Lab  Nov 15 
EXAM #3 Old Exam  Prob 1, Prob 2, Prob 3  
Nov  1923  Thanksgiving Recess  
26  Nov 26 
Direct Stiffness Method, Example  17.3  
27  Nov 28 
Truss Coordinate Transformation, Example (PDF)  17.4  Handout 
Lab  Nov 29 
Member Stiffness& Mathcad Example (PDF)  17.5  
28  Dec 3 
Nonnodal Loads, Nonnodal Example (PDF)  17.6  17.3 
29  Dec 5 
Support Displacements  17. 5, 6, 9 

Lab  Dec 6 
Support Displacement Example (PDF)  
Dec 10  FINAL EXAM  10:15 A.M. Old Exam  Prob 1, Prob 2, Prob 3 
The reading assignments should be completed before each lecture.
The homework problems are due on the dates shown.
*These problems are to be completed using RISA.