Numerical Methods in Structural Analysis I

Course Information
TitleΑΡΙΘΜΗΤ. ΜΕΘΟΔ. ΑΝΑΛ ΤΩΝ ΚΑΤΑΣΚ. Ι / Numerical Methods in Structural Analysis I
SchoolCivil Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID20000174

Programme of Study: PPS TMĪMATOS POLITIKŌN MĪCΗANIKŌN (2018-2019)

Registered students: 165
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Division of Structural EngineeringCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)743
Division of Hydraulics and Environmental EngineeringElective Courses743
Division of Geotechnical EngineeringElective Courses743
Division of Transport and Project ManagementElective Courses743

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
1. ΤΕ2000-1
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
General Prerequisites
Although not necessarily required, good knowledge on the following subjects is strongly recommended: ΤΕ 0600 Structural Analysis I ΤΕ 0800 Structural Analysis II
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
Course Content (Syllabus)
NUMERICAL METHODS IN STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS I • Introduction to numerical methods for the analysis of stuctures using computers. Basic matrix methods of analysis: displacement (or stiffness) method and force (or flexibility) method. Analytical development of the Direct Stiffness Method for linear structures under static loading: discretization and finite elements, degrees-of-freedom, load/force/displacement and strain vectors, element flexibility and stiffness matrices, transformation of the reference system, formation of the system's stiffness matrix from the element stiffness matrices. Application to planar and spatial structures. • Modelling of structural systems and formation of the computational model. Basic modeling rules for rigid or flexible floor diaphragms, rigid frames, planar walls and spatial wall assemblies (cores) of building structures as well as of foundation structural elements (footings, connecting beams, etc). Numerical examples and exercises using specific computer analysis software.
Finite Element Analysis for plane and spatial frames, Direct Stiffness Method, Modelling of Structural Systems
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
  • Homework
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Teaching and exercises using modern structural analysis software packages take place in the PC Lab of the Civil Engineering Department.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work271.0
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Βιβλίο [59369378]: Η Μέθοδος των Πεπερασμένων Στοιχείων, Αβραμίδης Ι., Αθανατοπούλου Α., Μορφίδης Κ. Βιβλίο [50658954]: Ανάλυση Ραβδωτών Φορέων με Μητρωικές Μεθόδους - Μέθοδος Αμεσης Στιβαρότητας, Παπαδρακάκης Μ. Σαπουντζάκης Ε.Ι. Βιβλίο [77108689]: Ανάλυση Κατασκευών, Κωμοδρόμος Πέτρος
Additional bibliography for study
Αριθμητικές Μέθοδοι Ανάλυσης των Κατασκευών, Ε.Ν. Μητσοπούλου - Ι.Ν. Δουδούμης, Έκδοση ΑΠΘ, Θεσ/νίκη 2000
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