Structural Analysis I

Course Title: Structural Analysis, ECIV 3314 (download Structure Analysis I-Syllabus-2010-2011)

Semester: First Semester 2010-2011

Instructor: Dr. Mamoun Alqedra   Phone: 2860700 Ext. 2812, Email:

Teaching Assistant: Eng. Mohammed AlJirjawi        Phone: 2860700  Ext. 2842

Eng. Nour Al-Hindi         Phone 2860700 Ext 2918.

Text Book:  Structural Analysis, by R.C. Hibbleler , SEVENTH  Edition, Prentice Hall, Inc. 2009.


  • Structural Analysis, by Jack McCormac, Harper & Row Publisher, New York, 1984
  • Fundamental of Structural Analysis, by H. West and L. Geschwindner, John Wihley & Sons, Inc., 1993.
  • Any Structural Analysis Book

Prerequisite: Mechanics of Materials (ECIV 2411)

Course Aims:

This course aims at understanding basic principles and methods for Structural analysis and to practice problem solving in type of loads and structures, Analysis of statically determinate structures, Trusses, Internal loading (Moment, Shear diagram), Cables, Arches, Influence line, and deflections.

Course Intended Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding the different type of structures and loading
  • Analysis of Statically determinate structures.
  • Draw Shear Force and Bending Moment diagrams for a beam and a Frame
  • Calculate the deflection of structures due to load system using deferent methods.
  • Draw the influence line of determinate structures
  • Analyzing of real structure problems.
  • This Course is considered the basis and prerequisite of many courses specially: Structural Analysis II, Advance structural Analysis, Reinforced Concrete Design and Design of Steel Structure.

Course Outlines:

  • Type Of Structure And Loads
  • Analysis Of Statically Determinate Structures
  • Analysis Of Statically Determinate Trusses
  • Internal Loading In Structural Member (Shear/Moment Diagram)
  • Cables And Arches
  • Influence Lines For Statically Determinate Structures
  • Deflections Of Structures

Exams and Grading Policy:

Homework, Quizzes and Class Participation                20 points

Midterm Exam                                                                   30 points

Final Exam                                                                          50 points

Total                                                                                    100 Points



Student with absences that exceed 25% will not be permitted to take the final exam.

Penalty will be assigned for late delivery. (Homework may not be accepted after deadline)

Internet site:

1. Introduction-Type of Structures and Loads  
  1.1-1.2 Introduction, Classification of Structures Chapter 1
  1.3-1.4 Loads, Structural Design
2. Analysis of Statically Determinate Structure Chapter 2
    Idealized Structure, Principle of Superposition
    Equation of Equilibrium,  Determinacy and Stability
3. Analysis of Statically Determinate Trusses Chapter 3
  1.1-1.2 Common Type of Trusses,  Classification of Trusses
  3.3-3.4 The Method of Joints, Zero-Force Members
  3.5 The method of Sections
  3.6-3.7 Compound Trusses, Space Trusses
4. Internal Loading Developed in Structural Members  Chapter 4
  3.1-3.2 Internal Loading, Shear and moment function
  3.3 Shear and moment diagrams for a beam
  3.4 Shear and moment diagrams for a frame
  3.5 Moment diagram by the method of superposition
5. Cables and Arches  Chapter 5
  5.1-5.3 Cables, Cables subjected to concentrated loads and uniformly distributed load
  5.4-5.5 Arches, Three-Hinged Arch
6. Influence Line for Statically Determinate Structures  Chapter 6
  6.1-6.2 Influence Lines, Influence Lines for Beams
  6.3 Qualitative Influence Lines
  6.4 Influence Line for Floor Girders
  6.5 Influence Line for Trusses
  6.6 Max. Influence due to a series of concentrated Loads
  6.7 Absolute Max. Shear and Moment
7. Approximate Analysis of Statically Indeterminate Structures  
  7.1-7.2 Use of Approximate Method, Trusses
  7.3-7.4 Vertical Loads on Building, Portal Frame and Trusses
  7.5 Lateral Loads on Building Frame: Portal Method
8. Deflection  Chapter 8
  8.1-8.2 Deflection and Elastic Curve, Elastic Beam Theory
  8.3 The Double Integration Method
  8.4 Moment Area Method
  8.5 Conjugate-Beam Method
10. Deflection Using Energy Method  Chapter 9
  9.1-9.3 Principle of Work, Strain Energy and Virtual Work
  9.4 Principle of Virtual Work: Trusses
  9.5 Principle of Virtual Work: Beams and Frames
  9.6 Virtual Strain Energy Caused by Axial Load, Shear, Torsion and Temperature
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