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Courses - Spring 2020
ENCE
Engineering, Civil Department Site
ENCE453
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Computer-Aided Structural Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENCE353; and permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Computer-aided analysis of structural systems. Unified matrix formulation of stiffness and flexibility methods. Slope deflection method. Evaluation of truss, frame, and grid systems. Non-prismatic and curved elements. Error analysis and determination of ill-conditions. Introduction to finite element methods; formulation of simple two-dimensional elements. In laboratory, use and development of CAD software.