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ENGI 6705: STRUCTURAL

ANALYSIS

1. STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS FUNDAMENTALS

1.1 INTRODUCTION
1.1 INTRODUCTION

What is a structure? - General Types: Based on deformation and type of


primary load carried [Axial (tensile, compressive), flexure, shear and torsion];
combinations of various types - How to determine? Strip it down to its basic
skeleton
What does a structure do? - Carries the load - Loads acting on the structure:
Dead & Live (people, equipment, wind, wave, seismic)- Superposition
Principle - Keeps the structure in static and dynamic equilibrium Transfers the load to contiguous structural components - Transfers the load
safely - Transfers the loads to the foundation
How do you assess the safe performance of a structure? - How does a structure
become unsafe? - Collapse or failure - Unserviceable - Unsafe due to
unexpected design scenario or shall we say unwise design
Structural Design Principles - Load Factors

Various components
carry different types
of loads
Figure 1.2a
The human skeleton is a structure which maintains the shape of the body,
keeps the various organs and muscles in the right place and transmits
loads down to the ground

Figure 1.2b
The spiders web is
a good example
of a tension
structure. The
weight of the spider
and its prey is
supported by tensile
strength of the web
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Fig.4

Figures 4 and 5

Fig.5

All materials and structures deflect,


to greatly varying extents, when
they are loaded. The science of elasticity is about the interactions between forces and
deflections. The material of the bough is stretched near its upper surface and compressed
or contracted near its lower surface by the weight of the monkey

Figure 1.1
A building structure safely transmits loads down to Earth
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1.1 INTRODUCTION (Contd)


Collapse or failure under applied extreme loads - Loads due to extreme
environmental loads (acting, earthquake, wind) - Modes of failure: Plastic deformation
(ductile, yielding), Brittle fracture, Buckling (elastic or inelastic), Fatigue, Vibration
(resonance), foundation settlement and failure.

Unserviceability: Excessive deformation, acoustic deformation


Unexpected load scenario or unwise design: Lack of or faulty sprinkler (fire
damage), Inadequate sealing and paint protection (leakage and corrosion), Improper
anchorage of roof, reinforcement, etc. (Roof blown off or beam collapsing), Lack of
sufficient indeterminacy (collapse)

1.2. DETERMINACY AND INDETERMINACY


What do we understand by determinate and indeterminate structures?
Determinate: Forces and Moments are determined by statical equations of
equilibrium
F

0,

0.

Humbleys problem: Stool with three or four legs on irregular floor


Indeterminate structures: Less equations are available than the number of
unknown forces that constrain the body in space. Extra conditions of deformation
compatibility have to be introduced to solve the problem. These conditions will give
the extra number of equations required to solve the problem, which will indicate the
degree of indeterminacy
Determinacy and indeterminacy - Stable and unstable structures
Unstable: When more equations are available than the number of forces that
constrain the body in space, then the structure is unstable

1.3 ASSESSING THE DEGREE OF INDETERMINACY

Easy to deal with by specifying simple types of structures - Truss structures:


2-D, 3-D, - Framed structures: 2-D, 3-D
Two-dimensional truss structures: m + r 2j, where m = number of
members, j = number of joints and r = number of external constrains.

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1.3 ASSESSING THE DEGREE OF INDETERMINACY (Contd)


Three dimensional truss structure: m + r 3j, where m = number of members,
j = number of joints, and r = number of external constraints

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1.3 ASSESSING THE DEGREE OF INDETERMINACY

(Contd)

Two-dimensional framed structure: 3m + r 3j +ec

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1.3 ASSESSING THE DEGREE OF INDETERMINACY

Three-dimensional framed structure:

(Contd)

6m + r 6j +ec

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ASSESSING THE
DEGREE OF
INDETERMINACY
(Contd)

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ASSESSING THE
THE DEGREE OF
INDETERMINACY
(Contd)

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