Southern Polytechnic State University

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013

CET 4210 Computer Methods in Structures

Prerequisite: CET 3210 or CET 3316

3-3-4

Review of matrix algebra, structural analysis by matrix methods (Flexibility and Displacement), Slope-Deflection theory, true stiffness determination of spans with varying moments of inertia, multi-story analysis, global stiffness matrix determination as applied to trusses, beams and frames (2D, 3D). Use of commercially available software for analysis and design such as PC-STRAN, GTSTRUDL or STAAD-III emphasized.

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