Analysis of statically determinate planar structures including trusses, beams, and frames. Influence lines for truss and beam structures. Displacement calculations using virtual work principles. Statically indeterminate structural analysis: approximate methods of analysis and an “exact” classical method.
The Fundamentals of Engineering course sequence is a prerequisite for declaring most engineering majors at the Ohio State University. The standard FE sequence teaches basic but invaluable engineering skills that are required for future coursework and careers. Incoming freshmen take a two-semester course series, which broadly introduces the topics of:
- Technical graphics (i.e. 3D visualization and sketching)
- Computer-aided design
- Programming in MATLAB
- Engineering design and analysis
- Project management
- Oral and written technical communication
The topics and laboratories presented in these courses provide students with a broad overview of engineering's various disciplines.
This course provides an introduction to the range of structural modification devices and systems that are being used within structural engineering. Applications will span the multiple disciplines that deal with structural systems. The systems to be discussed include, but are not limited to: isolators, damping devices, mass dampers, viscoelastic materials. Fundamentals necessary to simulate, implement, and assess the performance of these systems will be discussed including sensors, data acquisition, coupled dynamics, control-structure interactions, and digital signal processing systems. Passive, active, and semiactive systems will be discussed, in terms of modeling, simulation, performance, and recent implementations for each class of systems. Computer simulations of structural systems and laboratory experiments will be included.