Graph illustrating curvilinear formulation, excerpted from section 2 of the course notes. (Image courtesy of OCW.)

This course uses computer-based methods for the analysis of large-scale structural systems. Topics covered include: modeling strategies for complex structures; application to tall buildings, cable-stayed bridges, and tension structures; introduction to the theory of active structural control; design of classical feedback control systems for civil structures; and simulation studies using customized computer software.

## Syllabus

#### Course Structure

This course is composed of two major components.
*Component 1 - Advanced Structural Analysis*

This component builds on knowledge obtained in a basic structural analysis course to provide an understanding of analysis and design more complex structures. Topics covered include curved members, analysis and design of cable structures, and non-linear analysis of trusses and members.

*Component 2 - Introduction to Structural Control*

This component presents an introduction to the theory of structural control using computer-based methods for the analysis of large-scale structural systems. Focus is on design and implementation of control algorithms for structural systems subjected to quasi-static and dynamic loading.

#### Textbook

Connor, Jerome J. *Introduction to Structural Motion Control*. Prentice Hall, 2002. ISBN: 0130091383.

#### Reference

Connor, Jerome J. *Analysis of Structural Member Systems*. Ronald Press, 1976.

#### Grading

ACTIVITIES |
PERCENTAGES |

Problem Sets |
50% |

Test 1 |
25% |

Test 2 |
25% |