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Syllabus ( CE 312 )


   Basic information
Course title: Theory of Structures 2
Course code: CE 312
Lecturer: Assist. Prof. Ahmet Anıl DİNDAR
ECTS credits: 5
GTU credits: 3 ()
Year, Semester: 3, Spring
Level of course: First Cycle (Undergraduate)
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: English
Mode of delivery: Face to face
Pre- and co-requisites: CE 311 Theory of Structures 1
Professional practice: No
Purpose of the course: 1. Analysis of statically indeterminate structures by force method under dead and live loads,
temperature effects and support settlements ,
2. Analysis of systems by displacement methods: slope-deflection and moment distribution method for
the systems without joint translations.
3. Slope-deflection method for the frame type structures with joint translations.
4. Matrix Methods for the analysis of structural systems.
   Learning outcomes Up

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Analyze a statically indeterminate structural system under the effect of external loads, temperature changes and support settlements using force (flexibility) method of analysis.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Obtain basic knowledge of Civil Engineering
    2. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
    3. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
    4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
    5. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Homework assignment
    3. Term paper
  2. Compute displacements of a statically indeterminate system using the principle of virtual work.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Obtain basic knowledge of Civil Engineering
    2. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
    3. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
    4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
    5. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Homework assignment
    3. Term paper
  3. Draw the influence line diagrams for statically indeterminate beams and frames, qualitatively.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Obtain basic knowledge of Civil Engineering
    2. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
    3. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
    4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
    5. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Homework assignment
    3. Term paper
  4. Analyze a statically indeterminate structure with no joint translations using the slope-deflection and moment distribution methods.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Obtain basic knowledge of Civil Engineering
    2. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
    3. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
    4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
    5. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Homework assignment
    3. Term paper
  5. Analyze a statically indeterminate structure with joint translations using the slope-deflection method.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Obtain basic knowledge of Civil Engineering
    2. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
    3. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
    4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
    5. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Homework assignment
    3. Term paper
  6. Be informed of Matrix Methods utilizied in structural system analysis.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Obtain basic knowledge of Civil Engineering
    2. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
    3. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
    4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
    5. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Homework assignment
    3. Term paper
   Contents Up
Week 1: Basic definitions of statically indeterminate structures. Principles of force method.
Week 2: Static equilibrium equations and superposition. Steps of application of force method (HW-1)
Week 3: Selection of the proper statically determinate structures. Analysis of statically indeterminate structures by force method under temperature effects.
Week 4: Analysis of statically indeterminate structures by force method for support settlements. Computation of displacements by virtual work principle (HW-2)
Week 5: Analysis of statically indeterminate structures with elastic supports and connections
Week 6: Analysis of statically indeterminate structures by force method under moving loads, drawing shape of the influence lines (HW-3)
Week 7: Analysis of structures for most unfavourable loading conditions.
Week 8: Midterm Exam
Analysis of systems by displacement methods: slope-deflection and moment distribution method for the systems without joint translations. Definitions (Term Project)
Week 9: Superposition equations, Analysis of systems without joint translations by slope- deflection method
Week 10: Special cases: structures with elastic supports and connections and symmetric systems (HW-4)
Week 11: Introduction to Matrix Methods, Basic Principles.
General Stiffness Method
Week 12: Analysis of trusses utilizing Matrix Methods (HW-5)
Week 13: Analysis of beams and columns utilizing Matrix Methods
Week 14: Analysis of 2D Frame structures utilizing Matrix Methods
Week 15*: Presentation of Term Projects
Week 16*: Final Exam
Textbooks and materials: R.C. Hibbeler "Structural Analysis in SI Units", 9th Edition, Pearson, ISBN-10:1292089466 ISBN-13: 9781292089461, 2017.
Recommended readings: Karadoğan F, Pala S, Yüksel E, Durgun Y, "Yapı Mühendisliğine Giriş, Yapısal Çözümleme", 2015, No.2, Vol.1, ISBN:978-975-511-571-9, İstanbul: Birsen Yayınevi.
  * Between 15th and 16th weeks is there a free week for students to prepare for final exam.
Assessment Up
Method of assessment Week number Weight (%)
Mid-terms: 8 30
Other in-term studies: 0
Project: 8 10
Homework: 2,4,6,10,12 20
Quiz: 0
Final exam: 16 40
  Total weight:
(%)
   Workload Up
Activity Duration (Hours per week) Total number of weeks Total hours in term
Courses (Face-to-face teaching): 2 13
Own studies outside class: 1 13
Practice, Recitation: 2 6
Homework: 3 5
Term project: 4 6
Term project presentation: 5 1
Quiz: 0 0
Own study for mid-term exam: 8 1
Mid-term: 2 1
Personal studies for final exam: 15 1
Final exam: 2 1
    Total workload:
    Total ECTS credits:
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  * ECTS credit is calculated by dividing total workload by 25.
(1 ECTS = 25 work hours)
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