On completion of this subject, the student will be able to:
Brief review of CE311 and CE312 courses; Shear effects in beams; Shear distribution and shear centre; Plastic theory of collapse including effect of shear and axial load on plastic moment; Lower and upper bound theorems; Collapse load of simple beams and portal frame using incremental load analysis and shake down; Collapse load of beams, continuous beams, rigid frames (1 bay-2 storeys, and 1 storey and 2 bays) using virtual work method; Formulation of stiffness matrix for beams and frames and solution of simple problems using matrix methods.
Coates, R. C., Coutie, M. G., Kong, F. K., Structural analysis, Chapman and Hall, London, UK, 1992.
Horne, M. R.,Plastic theory of structures, Pergamon Press, London, UK, 1979.
Continuous assessment 50%
Written examination 50% (1×3 hrs.)
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