After the succesful completion of the course, the students are expected to:
- use applications and new technologies for the design, the analysis and the management of structures.
- be familiar with the contemporary modelling tools
- be able to program databases, autocad files and logistic sheets
- apply these techniques for solving civil engineering problems.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Computer applications and new Information & Communication Technologies in the analysis, design and assessment of structures. State-of-the-art visual programming tools, in Windows® environment (Visual Basic 2008). Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) in databases, Autocad® and spreadsheets. Programming of advanced Finite Element problems and practice in the use of the FE code ANSYS®. Particular emphasis is given on engineering statics, structural dynamics, reinforced concrete and steel structures. Programming of structural engineering problems using Matlab.