Advanced Topics Structural Analysis

Course Description

This course provides a brief review of basic structural analysis techniques used in civil engineering and an introduction to more advanced concepts, including 3D indeterminate structures, stability and nonlinear analysis.

Course ID: CIVE 3007P
Course Format: Online

Important Course Information

This is a self-paced online course.  You may register anytime before the published registration deadline and will have access to the course through the published "Access Ends" date.

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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
14630 Apr 28, 2014 Apr 27, 2015 Online $595
15703 May 5, 2015 Apr 27, 2016 Online $595



  • Participants should have a fundamental background in structural analysis and design

Who Should Attend

Engineers, architects and other professionals interested in obtaining a stronger foundation in seismic design of structures

How You Will Benefit

  • Review basic structural analysis techniques and solution strategies.

  • Analyze 3D structures.

  • Develop techniques for rapid checking of computational results and output.

  • Understand the fundamental concepts of advanced analysis topics, such as stability of structures and the Finite Element Method.


  • Review of basic determinacy/stability

  • Review of indeterminate analysis techniques and extension to 3D structures

  • Flexibility versus stiffness approaches

  • Application to 3D structures: Grids, space trusses, space frames

  • Influence lines and moving loads

  • Approximate analysis techniques

  • Material nonlinearity

  • Elastic/plastic analysis

  • Structural stability

  • Introduction to the Finite Element Method

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: David Scott, Ph.D.


Technology Requirements

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