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Fundamentals of Statics

FUNDAMENTALS OF STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
Get to grips with the fundamentals of civil engineering structural analysis

After completing this course you will:
- understand concepts such as the moment of a force, static equilibrium and determinacy
- be able to calculate support reactions for structures under a range of loading conditions
- be able to use the Joint Resolution Method and Method of Sections to analyse trusses
- understand the differences between simplified analysis models and the behaviour of real world structures

Mastering shear force and bending moment diagrams

MASTERING SHEAR FORCE AND BENDING MOMENT DIAGRAMS
Your complete roadmap to mastering these essential structural analysis skills

After completing this course you will:
- be able to draw shear force and bending moment diagrams for determinate beams and frames
- have a robust analysis system to tackle the analysis of any statically determinate structure
- understand the link between internal stresses and their shear force and bending moment resultants
- understand the relationship between loading and the shear forces and bending moments induced

SHEAR FORCES AND BENDING MOMENTS BUMPER EXAMPLE PACK
Sharpen your structural analysis skills with challenge questions designed to test your understanding

After completing this course you will:
- have a reliable procedure for determining shear force and bending moment diagrams for statically determinate structures
- be comfortable analysing both 1-dimensional beam and 2-dimensional frame structures
- be able to utilise pre-existing pin-joints in structures to facilitate your analysis

INDETERMINATE STRUCTURES AND THE MOMENT DISTRIBUTION METHOD
Unlock indeterminate structures using the moment distribution method

After completing this course you will:
- have a deep understanding of how structures respond to loading
- be comfortable determining shear force, bending moment and deflected shape diagrams
- clearly understand the methods used to analyse statically indeterminate beams and frames
- be able to analyse both non-sway and sway frames - essential when designing real world structures

MOMENT DISTRIBUTION METHOD - CIVIL ENGINEERING EXAMPLE PACK
Step up your structural analysis skills by working through these indeterminate structures

After completing this course you will:
- be able to analyse both non-sway and sway frames - essential when designing real world structures
- have an even deeper understanding of how structures respond to loading
- have an excellent understanding of how to analyse statically indeterminate beams and frames
- be comfortable determining shear force, bending moment and deflected shape diagrams

FUNDAMENTALS OF VIRTUAL WORK FOR CIVIL ENGINEERS
Level up your structural analysis skillset with these powerful analysis techniques

After completing this course you will:
- have a complete understanding of how basic concepts like work, energy and elasticity combine to give us the Principle of Virtual Work
- have robust solution strategies to apply Virtual Work in the analysis of truss structures
- be able to use Virtual Work to calculate unknown displacements in truss structures
- be able to use Virtual Work to calculate internal forces in truss structures

MASTERING VIRTUAL WORK FOR CIVIL ENGINEERS
Analyse complex beam and frame structures using the power of Virtual Work

After completing this course you will:
- have a complete understanding of the Principle of Virtual Work and how it can be applied to bending
- have robust solution strategies to apply Virtual Work to beam and frame structures in bending
- be able to use Virtual Work techniques to calculate displacements in beams and frames
- be able to use Virtual Work techniques to calculate reaction forces for beam and frame structures

Your Tutor

Dr Seán Carroll B.Eng (Hons), M.Sc, Ph.D, CEng MIEI, FHEA

Seán is a UK based lecturer in structural engineering and a chartered engineer. He holds a degree in structural engineering, a masters degree in civil engineering and a PhD, also in civil engineering. After graduating in 2006, Seán worked for several years as a structural design engineer before pursuing a PhD in structural dynamics. In addition to his civil engineering research, Seán's other passion is teaching. Whether that's live in the lecture hall or here on DegreeTutors.com. Seán is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK, a recognition of his commitment to professionalism in teaching and learning in higher education.

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‘This course is well thought out and gives clear and basic understanding of calculating static forces’

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‘Understanding the concepts provided in this course got me to a point where I can solve almost any statics fundamental problem. It seemed difficult at the beginning but after practicing for few hours, everything became easier and clear.’

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