Matrix Method of Structural Analysis

By Prof.Amit Shaw & Prof. Biswanath Banerjee   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 1581
This is a second level course on structural analysis. Herein the concept of matrix method of structural analysis with application in various structural components will be discussed. This course will serve as a bridge between structural analysis 1 (the first course on structural analysis) and more advance topic such as finite element method (FEM).

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering,Naval Architecture, Applied Mechanics
PREREQUISITES: Solid Mechanics, Structural Analysis 1
INDUSTRY SUPPORT: Any Civil, Mechanical and Aerospace company
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Civil Engineering
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 29 Jul 2019
End Date : 20 Sep 2019
Exam Date : 29 Sep 2019 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1  :  Introduction Structures, loads and response; determinate and indeterminate structures; stiffness 
                  and flexibility
Week 2  :  Review of analysis of Indeterminate structures 
                  Force and displacement methods
Week 3  :  Mathematical preliminaries 
                  Review of concept of matrix algebra; stiffness and flexibility matrices
Week 4  :  Analysis of Trusses
Week 5  :  Analysis of Beams
Week 6  :  Analysis of plane frames
Week 7  :  Implementation issues
Week 8  :  Beyond matrix method: Introduction to finite element method

Books and references

1.Devdas Menon,""Advanced Structural Analysis"", Narosa Publishing House, 2009.
2.Asslam Kassimali,""Matrix Analysis of Structures"", Brooks/Cole Publishing Co., USA, 1999.
3.Amin Ghali, Adam M Neville and Tom G Brown,""Structural Analysis:A Unified Classical and Matrix Approach"",Sixth Edition, 2007, Chapman & Hall.

Instructor bio

Prof. Amit Shaw is presently an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kharagpur. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from IIEST Shibur (formerly Bengal Engineering College Shibpur) in 2000, MTech in Structures from IIT Roorkee in 2003 and PhD in Computational Mechanics from IISc Bangalore in 2007. Prior to joining IIT Kharagpur, Professor Shaw spent two years as Research Fellow in University of Aberdeen, UK.  He also worked for some time in industries like Gammon India Limited and L&T ECC. 
Professor Shaw’s research area is in the field of Computational Mechanics and Impact Dynamics.

Prof. Biswanath Banerjee is presently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kharagpur. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering from Jadavpur University in 2000, MTech in Structures from IIT Kharagpur in 2004 and PhD in Computational Mechanics from IISc Bangalore in 2009. Prior to joining IIT Kharagpur, Professor Banerjee spent two years as Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Cornell University, USA. He has also spent for some time in industries like Gammon India Limited, TRF Limited (A Tata enterprise) and Research labs in SERC Chennai (A CSIR Unit) as a Scientist.

Professor Banerjee’s research area is in the field of Computational Mechanics and Reverse Engineering Problems.

Course certificate

  • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
  • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
  • Date and Time of Exams: 29th September 2019, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
  • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

  • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course. 
  • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
  • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

  • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
  • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
  • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies are being discontinued from July 2019 semester and will not be dispatched

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