This module aims to introduce a strong foundation to qualitatively analyse and understand a given structural analysis problem considering the behaviour of the structure as well as its engineering application.
A. Apply fundamental concepts of statical determinacy to geometrical stability analysis of trusses, beams, and frame structures.
B. Establish deflection shape, by bending moment diagram, and shear force diagram qualitatively without performing calculation and thereby understand structural behaviour.
C. Analyze and understand the behaviour of structures under various loadings, loading combinations and variations of member properties.
D. Predict the structural behaviour and failure of engineering structural systems beyond the elastic limit.
Lectures complemented by tutorial sessions to cover main theory, illustrations of qualitative analysis, examples, and tutorial questions.