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Week 13 Overview
(April 1618)
Prepare for Exam #2
By the end of Week 13, students should be able
to:
 Apply an influence line for the analysis
of bridges due to moving loads
 Prepare for Exam #2 on
Thursday, April 18, 2024
 Complete
HWK #21
 Review Sections 6.66.7 in the textbook
 Review the
video for influence lines for bridges
(slides)
 Download the Example Problems
Chapter 6c and work
on the problems
 After you have attempted Example
Problems 6c, review the posted solutions:
videos:
TBP
pdfs:TBP
 Complete
HWK #22
 Complete Exam #2 on
Thursday, April 18, 2024
Week 12 Overview
(April 911)
Introduction to analysis of moving loads
using influence lines
By the end of Week 12, students should be able
to:
 Construct an influence line for a
beam using the tabular and function methods
 Construct an influence line using the MüllerBreslau
principle
 Complete
HWK #19
 Complete Quiz #8
(computing displacement and slope using
virtual work) on 4/9/24
 Review
the solution
(video) to Quiz #8
(to be posted after the quiz)
 Review Sections 6.16.2 in the textbook
 Introduction to influence lines:
Part 1 &
Part 2
(slides)
 Download the Example Problems
Chapter 6a and work
on the problems
 After you have attempted Example
Problems 6a, review the posted solutions:
videos:
6a1,
6a2, 6a3,
6a4,
& 6a5 pdfs: 6a1,
6a2,
6a3,
6a4, &
6a5
 Review
the
video
on influence lines using the MüllerBreslau
method (slides)
 Download the Example Problems
Chapter 6b and work
on the problems
 After you have attempted Example
Problems 6b, review the posted solutions:
videos:
6b3 &
6b5
pdfs:
6b3 &
6b5
 Complete
HWK #20
Week 11 Overview
(April 24)
Introduction of virtual work for beams and
frames
By the end of Week 11, students should be able
to:
• Compute the displacement and slope in a
beam using the virtual work method
• Recognize the advantages and
disadvantages of the virtual work method
 Complete
HWK #17
 Review Section 8.7 in the textbook
 Review
video on virtual work for beams
(slides)
 Download the Example Problems
Chapter 8b and work
on the problems
 After you have attempted Example
Problems 8b, review the posted solutions:
videos:
8b0,
8b1,
8b2,
8b3a,
8b3b,
8b5,
8b6a, &
8b6b pdfs:
8b0,
8b1,
8b2,
8b3,
8b5, &
8b6
 Review Section 8.8 in the textbook
 Review
video
on virtual work for frames (slides)
 Download the Example Problems
Chapter 8c and work
on the problems
 After you have attempted Example
Problems 8c, review the posted solutions:
videos:
8c1,
8c2 &
8c3
pdfs:
8c1,
8c2 &
8c3
 Prepare for Quiz #8 on
virtual work in beams on Tuesday, 4/9/24
 Complete
HWK #18
Week 10 Overview
(March 2628)
Continue working on the conjugate beam method
Introduction of virtual work for trusses and
beams
By the end of Week 10, students should be able
to:
• Compute the displacement and slope in a
beam using the conjugate beam method
• Compute the displacement in a
truss using the virtual work method
• Compute the displacement in a
beam using the virtual work method
• Recognize the advantages and
disadvantages of the virtual work method
 Complete
HWK #15
 Review Section 7.5 in the textbook
 After you have attempted Example
Problems 7b, review the posted solutions:
videos:
7b1,
7b2,
7b3,
7b4a,
7b4b,
7b5, &
7b6 pdfs: 7b1,
7b2,
7b3,
7b4,
7b5, &
7b6
 Read Sections 8.18.4 in the textbook
 Review
videos on the virtual work method for
trusses
Part 1 &
Part 2  (slides)
 After you have attempted Example
Problems
8a, review the posted solutions:
videos:
8a1 pdfs:
8a1
 Review Section 8.7 in the textbook
 Review
the
video on virtual work for beams
(slides)
 Download the Example Problems
Chapter 8b and work
on the problems
 After you have attempted Example
Problems 8b, review the posted solutions:
videos:
8b0 pdfs:
8b0
 Prepare for Quiz #7
(computing slope and deflection in a bean
using the conjugate beam method)
on Thursday, 3/28/24
 Review
the
solution for
Quiz #7
(posted after the quiz)
 Complete
HWK #16
Week 9 Overview
(March 1921)
Introduction to the conjugate beam method
By the end of Week 9, students should be able
to:
• Write functions for displacement and
slope in a beam
• Compute the displacement and slope in a
beam using the conjugate beam method
• Recognize the advantages and
disadvantages of the direct integration method
• Recognize the advantages and
disadvantages of the conjugate beam method
 Complete
HWK #13
 Read Section 7.5 in the textbook
 Review
videos on the conjugate beam methods
Part 1 &
Part 2  (slides)
 Download the Example Problems
Chapter 7b and work
on the problems
 After you have attempted Example
Problems 7b, review the posted solutions:
videos:
7b1
& 7b2 pdfs:
7b1
&
7b2
 Complete Quiz #6 on
computing the slope and deflection in a bean
using direct integration on Thursday,
3/21/24
 Review
the
solution for
Quiz #6
(to be posted after the quiz)
 Complete
HWK #14
Week 8 Overview
(March 1214)
Introduction to deflections in beams and frames
By the end of Week 8, students should be able
to:
• Recognize proper sign convention for
displacement and slope in a beam
• Compute the displacement and slope in a
beam using the direct integration method
• Summarizes problems in Exam #1
 Review Exam 1
 Read Section 7.17.3 in the textbook
 Review
the videos on elasticbeam theory and the
double integration method
Part
1 &
Part
2 (slides)
 Download the Example Problems
Chapter 7a and work
on the problems
videos:
7a1,
7a2,
7a3, &
7a5
pdfs:
7a1,
7a2,
7a3, &
7a5
Week 7 Overview
(February 2129)
Continue working on internal loadings in
beams and frames and complete Exam #1
By the end of Week 7, students should be able
to:
• Draw shear force and bending moment
diagrams for frames
• Compute the magnitude and location of maximum
shear force and bending moment in frames
• Complete Exam #1
 Complete
HWK #12
 Continue working on Example Problems
Chapter 4d
videos:
4d1
,
4d1a,
4d2, 4d3
pdfs: 4d1,
4d2, &
4d3
 Review
for Exam #1
The exam will consist of four problems: one
problem on truss analysis, one problem on writing functions
for shear force (SF) and bending moment (BM)
in beams, and two problems on drawing SF and BM diagrams.
 Complete Exam #1 
exam format
The exam will be in class on
Thursday, 2/29/2024
Week 6 Overview
(February 2022)
Continue working on internal loadings in
beams and frames
By the end of Week 6, students should be able
to:
• Draw shear force and bending moment
diagrams for beams
• Compute the magnitude and location of maximum
shear force and bending moment in frames
 Complete
HWK #10
 Prepare for Quiz #5 on
drawing shear force and bending moment
diagrams for a beam on Thursday, 2/22/24
 Continue working on Example Problems
Chapter 4c
videos:
4c6, 4c8,
&
4cg10 pdfs: 4c6,
4c8,
4cg10
 Read Sections 4.4  4.5 in the textbook
 Review
videos on constructing shear force and
bending moment diagrams
in frames

Part 1 (slides)
 Download the Example Problems
Chapter 4d and work
on the problems
 After you have attempted Example
Problems 4d, review the posted solutions:
videos:
4d1 pdfs:
4d1
 Complete Quiz #5
(drawing shear force and bending moment
diagrams for a beam) on 2/22/24
 Review
the solution for Quiz #5
(to be posted after the quiz)
 Complete
HWK #11
Week 5 Overview
(February 1315)
Continue working on internal loadings in
beams
By the end of Week 5, students should be able
to:
• Draw shear force and bending
moment diagrams for beams
• Compute the magnitude and location of
maximum shear force and bending moment in beams
 Complete
HWK #8
by 2/13/24
 Prepare for Quiz #4 on
shear force and bending moment equations
 Work on more problems for
Chapter 4b and
Chapter 4b1
 Download the Example Problems
Chapter 4b and
Chapter 4b1
and work on the problems
videos:
4b1,
4b2, 4b3,
& 4b6
pdfs:
4b1,
4b2,
4b3, &
4c6
 Read Section 4.3 in the textbook
 Review
videos on constructing shear force and
bending moment diagrams
Part 1 &
Part 2  (slides)
 Download the Example Problems
Chapter 4c and work
on the problems
 After you have attempted Example
Problems 4c, review the posted solutions:
videos:
4c1, 4c2,
4c3,
4c4, 4c7,
&
4c7a pdfs:
4c1,
4c2,
4c3,
4c4, &
4c7
 Complete Quiz #4 (shear
force and bending moment equations) on
2/15/24
 Review
the
solution to Quiz #4 (to be posted after
the quiz)
 Complete
HWK #9
by 2/15/24
Week 4 Overview
(February 68)
Introduction to internal loadings in beams
By the end of Week 4, students should be able
to:
• Determine the shear force and bending
moment at a point in a beam
• Determine the shear force and bending moment
in a beam as a function
 Complete
HWK #6
by 2/6/24
 Prepare for Quiz #3 (truss
analysis using MOS) on 2/8/24
 Review Section 4.1 in the textbook
 Review
the
video on internal loadings at a
specified point 
(slides)
 Download the Example Problems
Chapter 4a and work
on the problems
 After you have attempted the problems, review the posted solutions:
videos:
4a1,
4a2,
4a3,
4a4, &
4a5
pdfs: 4a1,
4a2,
4a3,
4a4, &
4a5
 Read Section 4.2 in the textbook
 Review
the
video on shear force and bending
moment functions  (slides)
 Download the Example Problems
Chapter 4b and
Chapter 4b1
and work on the problems
 After you have attempted the problems, review the posted solutions:
videos:
4b1,
4b2,
& 4b3
pdfs:
4b1,
4b2, &
4b3
 Complete Quiz #3 (truss
analysis using MOS) on 2/8/24
 Review
the
solution
to Quiz 3
 Complete
HWK #7
by 2/8/24
Week 3 Overview
(January 30  February
1)
Continue working on truss analysis
By the end of Week 3, students should be able
to:
• Calculate truss bar forces using the method of
joints (MOJ)
• Calculate truss bar forces using the method of
sections (MOS)
• Model a truss using the structural analysis
program SAP2000
• Determine the shear force and bending moment
at a point in a beam
 Complete
HWK #4
by 1/30/24
 Complete Quiz #2 on
1/30/24 (truss analysis  MOJ)
 Review
the
solution to
Quiz #2
 Read Section 3.5 in the textbook
 Review
video on truss analysis using
the method of sections (MOS) 
(slides)
 Download the Example Problems
Chapter 3c and work
on the problems
 After you have attempted Example
Problems 3c, review the posted solutions:
videos:
3c1,
3c2,
3c3a,
3c3b,
3c3c, 3c4,
3c5,
& 3c8
pdfs:
3c1,
3c2,
3c3,
3c4,
3c5, &
3c8
 Read Section 4.1 in the textbook
 Review
video on internal loadings at a
specified point 
(slides)
 Complete
HWK #5
by 2/1/24
Week 2 Overview
(January 2325)
Introduction to truss analysis
By the end of Week 2, students should be able
to:
• Calculate support reaction for statically
determinant trusses.
• Calculate
the determinacy and stability of 2D
trusses
• Calculate truss bar forces using the method of
joints (MOJ)
Instructions:
Complete Quiz #1 on
1/23/24 (finding reaction is a
beam) 
CANCELLED
 Review
solution
(video) to
Quiz 1 (posted after quiz)
 Complete
HWK #2
by 1/23/24
 Read Sections 3.13.4 in the textbook
 Review
the
video on
the determinacy and
stability of trusses
 (slides)
 Download the Example Problems
Chapter 3a and work
on the problems
 After you have attempted Example
Problems 3a, review the posted solutions:
pdfs: 3a1
&
3a2
 Review
the
video on truss analysis using
the method of joints (MOJ) 
(slides)
 Download the Example
Problems Chapter 3b and work
on the problems
 After you have attempted the problems, review the posted solutions:
videos:
3b1, 3b2,
3b3,
& 3b4
pdfs:
3b1,
3b2,
3b3,
& 3b4
 Complete
HWK #3
by 1/25/24
 Prepare for Quiz #2 on
truss analysis using MOJ on 1/30/24
Week 1 Overview
(January 1618)
Apply skills from CIVL 2131 for the analysis
of statically determinant structures.
By the end of Week 1, students should be able
to:
• Calculate support reaction for statically
determinant structures.
• Calculate
the determinacy and stability of 2D
beams and frames
Instructions:
 Read Chapters 1 and 2 in the textbook
 Review the classroom presentations:
 What is CIVL 3121?
(slides)

MemFix4 video

I40 Bridge repair video
 Read Sections 1.1 to 1.3 in the textbook
 Review the Introduction to structural analysis
 video (slides)
 Read Sections 2.2 to 2.6
 Review the classroom presentation: Introduction to the analysis of determinate
structures
(slides)
 Download the Example
Problems
Chapter 2a and work on the problems
 After you have attempted the problems,
review the posted solutions
videos:
2a1,
2a2,
2a3,
2a4, 2a5,
2a6,
2a7, &
trapezoidal loads pdfs:
2a1,
2a2,
2a3,
2a4,
2a5,
2a6,
2a7, &
trapezoidal loads
 Download the Example
Problems
Chapter 2b, and work on the problems
 After you have attempted the problems,
review the posted solutions
pdfs:
2b1,
2b2, and
2b3
 Complete
HWK #1
by 1/18/24
 Prepare for Quiz #1 on finding reaction
in a beam on 1/23/2024
