Welcome to the CE474 website.
Wareware wa subete, meekaa desu!
Teaching Assistant: TBA
Classroom meetings: MWF 1:30-2:20pm in HAMP 1144
Instructor: Mon & Wed 2:30-4:30pm, HAMP 4117 or by appointment
TA: Tue 12:30-2:30pm & Thu 1:30-3:30pm, HAMP 4129
Wed 5:30-6:30pm, HAMP 2118
Term Exam #1: TBD
Term Exam #2: TBD
Final Exam: TBA
SAP2000 handout and limited duration educational version of the software (warning: 600MB file)
On the Method of Complementary Energy by Westergaard (1942)
Geometrical aspects of optimum truss like structures by Mazurek, Baker, and Tort
Examples of influence lines for statically indeterminate beams by Bisarnsin (shows how one can draw them and obtain the ordinates!)
On Analysis and Design by Cross
The Column Analogy by Cross
Remembering the Column Analogy by Sozen -- on the column analogy approach developed by Cross to find fixed-end moments of single-span beams
The collection of classnotes on Statically Indeterminate Structures by Cross and Morgan
PocketStatics -- for MS Windows and PocketPC (get the trial version and play; see the instructor for extended use registration code)
PocketStatics on the NEES hub (if you have access to the Internet and can run Java, you can use PocketStatics on the NEES hub! Requires registration for a NEES hub account --registrations are free and takes only a minute)
SAP2000 v7.4 student version (55 MB zip file)
GOYA - Truss and frame analysis software by Drs. Ichinose and Sozen
West Point Bridge software (fun to play with)
Google SketchUp (3D modeling software -- so easy to use and it is free!)
A typical software bug-message in the world of structural analysis/design -- not to berate the particular software company, but to give you a flavor of misses and messes. So, beware; at times, it could be worse than garbage in-garbage out.
Historical outline of matrix structural analysis by C.A. Felippa
Degrees of freedom of plane and space frames (for FAIR USE ONLY) -- a paper that might of interest. It is about degrees of static indeterminacy, not kinematic degrees of freedom.
An investigation of the interaction of reinforced concrete frames with masonry filler walls by A.E. Fiorato, M.A. Sozen, and W.L. Gamble.
Question: Is an exact analysis of an approximate model an approximate analysis of the exact model?
"All analyses are based on some assumptions which are not quite in accordance with the facts. From this, however, it does not follow that the conclusions of the analysis are not very close to the facts." - H. Cross.
"It is the mark of an educated mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not seek for exactness where only an approximation is possible." - Aristotle
"One pound of learning requires ten pounds of common sense to apply it." - Persian proverb.
Why you got to go and say fifty eggs for? Why not thirty-five or thirty-nine?
Luke: I thought it was a nice round number.
[from Cool Hand Luke.]
last update: 10 May 2013