CE 3202 Structural Engineering 1 

Professor: Dr. Andrew Swartz, Ph.D. 201D Dillman Hall (906) 4872439; raswartz@mtu.edu Office Hours: Monday 11 AMnoon, Wednesday and Thursday 23 PM, or by arrangement.


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Student Success Center: Dillman 102 

Lecture Hours: MWF 10:05  10:55 AM; Dow 642 Textbook: Fundamentals of Structural Analysis: Leet, Uang and Gilbert, McGraw Hill, 4^{rd} Ed (2010) Course Syllabus (pdf)


Course Description:
As a first course in structural engineering, this class provides an introduction to structural concepts, as well as an overview of specific techniques for analyzing trusses, determinate and indeterminate beams, and small frame structures. Structural analysis involves the application of concepts from statics and mechanics of materials to determine internal forces and deflections of structural members and systems.


Prerequisites:
ENG 2120 or MEEM 2150. It is expected that all students understand (and are able to apply) general concepts of equilibrium; basic force analysis of determinate trusses, beams and frames; shear and moment diagrams for determinate beams; and the superposition of loads. Furthermore, it is assumed that students have mastered basic engineering mathematical concepts from college algebra, integral and differential calculus, as well as linear algebra.


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Attendance: Lecture attendance for CE3202 is mandatory. Exams: Exams will be inclass on the dates provided in the course syllabus. Missed exams will receive a score of zero and will not be rescheduled without a university excuse from the office of the Dean of Students. Exam Calculator Policy: Graphing calculators are not allowed on exams, nor are calculators with symbolic equation solving packages. Basic scientific calculators are allowed and encouraged.
Homework: All homework will be collected on
the date due. Homework may be turned in during class or by 5:00 PM to
the CEE3202 mailbox (1st Floor Dillman Hall). Late assignments will not
receive credit but may be turned in for feedback up to three days late.
Scheduling of the Final Exam: The final exam will be give on the day and time specified by the University. No exceptions will be made for this time without a university excuse. Collaboration Policy: Homework sets should be done with minimal collaboration as they are intended to serve as practice for exams. That said, students are free to decide for themselves what level of collaboration they think is appropriate for their own homework preparation. However, wholesale copying another students homework is not likely to be an effective learning strategy. Copying solutions from a solutions manual is also unlikely to be helpful to you and that practice is considered to be cheating. Exams are to be strictly noncollaborative. Course Email List: Dr. Swartz maintains an email list for CE3202 to share information he thinks may benefit the class on an adhoc basis. Dr. Swartz considers this information to be a supplement to the classroom experience, not a replacement for lecture attendance. Final Grade Basis: A 93 100 AB 87 92.9 B 83 86.9 BC 77 82.9 C 73 76.9 CD 67 72.9 D 63 66.9 F Below 63 Legal Statement: Michigan Tech has standard policies on academic misconduct and complies with all federal and state laws and regulations regarding discrimination, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. For more information about reasonable accommodation for or equal access to education or services at Michigan Tech, please call the Dean of Students Office, at (906) 487 2212 or go to http://www.mtu.edu/provost/facultyresources/syllabuspolicies/. 

Homework
Assignments:
Homework 1 (due Wednesday, 1/23, by 5:00 PM) Homework 2 (due Monday 2/4, by 5:00 PM) Homework 3 (due Wednesday, 2/13, by 5:00 PM) Homework 4 (due Thursday, 2/28, by 5:00 PM) Homework 5 (due Monday, 3/18, by 5:00 PM) Homework 6 (due Thursday, 4/4, by 8:00 AM) Homework 7 (due Wednesday, 4/17, by 5:00 PM) Homework 8 (due Friday, 4/26, by 5:00 PM)


Course Notes:
Lesson 1  Review of Statics Lesson 2  Stability and Determinacy Lesson 3  Basic Structural Elements (not covered in lecture) Lesson 4  Review of Truss Analysis Lesson 5  Shear and Moment Diagrams Lesson 6  Shear and Moment in Frames/Sketching Deflected Shapes Lesson 7  Principle of Superposition Lesson 8  Double Integral Method Lesson 9  MomentArea Method Lesson 10  Intro. to WorkEnergy Methods Lesson 11  Virtual Work  Trusses Lesson 12  Virtual Work  Beams Lesson 13  Virtual Work  Frames Lesson 14  Virtual Work  Final Thoughts Lesson 15  Influence Line Diagrams Lesson 16  MullerBreslau Principle Lesson 17  Final Thoughts  Influence Line Diagrams Lesson 18  Flexibility Method for Indeterminate Structures Lesson 19  Flexibility Method Examples Lesson 20  Flexibility Method: Trusses/Multiple Redundants Lesson 21  Final Thoughts: Flexibility Method Lesson 22  Introduction to Gravity Loads Lesson 23  Introduction to Lateral Loads Lesson 24  Introduction to Direct Stiffness Method Lesson 25  Direct Stiffness Method for Trusses Lesson 26  Member and Structure Stiffness Matrices Lesson 27  Matrix Solution to the Direct Stiffness Method Lesson 28  Inclined Truss Bars Lesson 29  Member Stiffness Matrices for Beams
Old Exams: Exam 1: (Spring 2010  Solutions) (Fall 2010  Solutions) (Spring 2011  Practice! Work out your own solutions!) Exam 2: (Spring 2010  Solutions) (Fall 2010  Solutions) (Spring 2011  Practice! Work out your own solutions!) Exam 3: (Spring 2010) (Fall 2010) (Spring 2011) No solutions exist for old Exam 3s
The material on your Exam 1 will be: Statics Truss Analysis Shear and Moment Diagrams Double Integral Method This material was spread out on Exams 1 and 2 in prior semesters. Topics relating to loads on previous Exam 1s will be on your Exam 3.
The material on your Exam 2 will be: MomentArea Method Virtual Work: Trusses Beams Frames Shear and Moment Diagrams Influence Line Diagrams This material was spread out on Exams 2 and 3 in prior semesters.
