Lectures and Notes
The Lectures are on Zoom
You will need Adobe Reader to view the Class Notes files. The Notes files can be viewed by left-clicking on them or by downloading them to your computer by right-clicking and then “Save Target As.”
Note that the web links below may be pre-listed, but will not be hot until after class when we generate the notes and videos and I can get them posted. If I get behind, and you are ready to use them, please email me at Lowery@tamu.edu to remind me.
This year’s notes are available below. The videos to go with the notes are available on Zoom, as listed below.
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|Class 1 in 2 parts. Click to get to 2nd part.||
Lecture 1 – Notes = See Syllabus – Introduction to class.
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Lecture 2 – Notes – General discussionn on where loads placed on a structure go, Tributary areas.
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Lecture 3 – Notes = Dead, Live, and Wind loads
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Lecture 4a Getting MASTAN on your computer:
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Lecture 4 – Notes
Example MASTAN frame input, start to finish in one class. – quick and dirty but complete.
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The following videos cover separate pieces of running MASTAN, in more detail:
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Lecture 4c How to add elements (members) between nodes on a frame in MASTAN
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Lecture 4d Adding members to MASTAN models
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Lecture 5 – Notes
Summary of wind load procedure, starts at 22:00 minutes into the video. Types of loads, load combinations, how to determine degree of statical indeterminacy of frames, how to determine degree of statical indeterminacy of trusses, Fundamentals of Engineering Reference summary of indeterninanc as well as code combinations of loads you are required to study,
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Lecture 6 – Notes Tuesday 9/8/2020
Fundamentals of Engineering Reference Manual – summary of degree of structural indeterninancy as well as code combinations of loads you are required to study when designing a structure. Starts at 27 minutes, Load Factors, Equations for use of degrees of indeterminacy, Page 224 text start of deflections of structures, Direct integration and singularity functions (you did that in 305), energy methods CVEN 345, us. Good for deflections at ONE POINT on a structure and in ONE DIRECTION ONLY.
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|Class 7||Lecture 7 – Notes Thursday 9/10/2020
Lecture starts 23 minutes into the video. Take real structure and see how many reactions it has and how many of them are redundant. Turn real structure into a primary structure by removing the redundant reactions. Solve for deflections at redundant reaction points using energy methods (unit load method).
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Lecture 8 – Notes Tuesday 9/15/2020
Lecture starts 11 minutes into the video. Full example of taking a statically indetermnate truss and solving for everything necessary to get the redundant reactions. Also, determining the energy stored in beams and frames for soution of their redundant reactions.
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Lecture 9 – Notes Thursday 9/17/2020
Lecture starts 16:15 into the video. Short review if how to recognize a truss is statically indeterminate, how to turn it into a primary statically determinate truss for analysis by flexibility methods. Complete previous work on the same truss to solve for deflection of primary structure at point of removed redundant reaction. Solve for redundant reaction on truss.
Next, solve for the redundant reaction on a one-degree statically indeterminate beam. Zoom locked up on us then but fortunately kept recording so we kept discussing the solution. We will start here next lecture.
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Lectore 10 – Notes Tuesday 9/22/2020
Lecture starts 10:30 into the video. Review of statically indeterminate beams, 1, 2, 3 degrees indeterminate cantilever beams, sloutions using integral(Mm dx/EI) equations and by Volume integrals.
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Lecture 11 – Notes Thursday 9/24/2020c
Lecture starts at 19:30 minutes into video. A complete end-to-end solution in great detail for the redundant reactions of a two-degree statically indeterminate structure.
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Lecture 12 – Notes – Tuesday 9/29/2020c
Lecture starts 7:30 into video. Brief review of TRIBUTARY AREAS required to determine loads on floor beams, loads on main girders, and loads on columns. Solution method for taking a statically indeterminate strucure and turning it into a statically determinate structure, then getting the sum of the terms required to solve for the final reactions.
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Lecture 13 – Notes – Thursday 10/1/2020c
Lecture starts 10 minutes into the video. Influence lines. What they are, how to construct them, how to use them, where to put the live concentrated wheel loads, where to put the uniform dead and live loads, how to get the final answers. Quick look at the Fundamentals of Engineering Reference Manual- good
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|Quiz A Review 1||
Quiz A Help Session Review: – Notes – Friday 10/2/2020c
Review starts 10 minutes into the video. 1) Take a second degree indeterminate structure and generate a prrimary structure from the real structure. 2) Generate the moment diagrams for the real loads applied to the primary structure. 3) Generate the moment diagrams for the unit loads applied to the primary structure. 4) Solve for the BIGDELTA i0 and littledelta ii terms required to solve for the reactions. 5) Tributary areas.
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|Quiz A Review 2||
Quiz A Help Session Review: – Notes – Sunday 10/4/2020c
Review starts at the beginning of the video.
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|Class 14||Lecture 14 – Quiz A|
Lecture 15 – Notes – Thursday 10/8/2020c
Review starts 10 minutes into the video. Influence lines I.
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Lecture 16 – Notes – Tuesday 10/13/2020c
Review starts 20 minutes into the video. Influence lines II. Building IL for reactions, shear, and moment.
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Lecture 17 – Notes – Thursday 10/15/2020c
Review starts in 15 minutes into the video. Influence lines for complex statically determinate beams with pins, for
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Lecture 18 – Notes – Tuesday 10/20/2020c
Review starts in 11 minutes into the video.
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Lecture 19 – Notes – Thursday 10/22/2020c
Review starts in 10 minutes into the video.
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Lecture 20 – Notes – Tuesday 10/27/2020c
Review starts 9:40 minutes into the video
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Lecture 21 – Notes – Thursday 10/29/2020c
Review starts 7 minutes into the video
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Lecture 22 – Notes – Tuesday 11/03/2020c
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Lecture 23 – Thursday 11/05/2020c
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|Quiz B Review 1||
Help session #3 – Notes – Friday 11/06/2020c
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|Quiz B Review 2||
Help session #4 – Notes – Sunday 11/07/2020c
Review starts 17 minutes into the video
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|Class 24||Quiz B|
Lecture 25 – Notes – Thursday 11/12/2020c
Influence lines for trusses 11/12/2020c Review starts 10:40 into video
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Lecture 26 – Notes – Tuesday 11/17/2020c
Review Quiz B
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Lecture 27 – Notes – Thursday 11/19/2020c
Starts 6 minutes into video – Approxmate solutions, vertical loads, wind loads, Portal method,
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Lecture 28 – Notes – Tuesday 11/24/2020c
Review some important things missed on previous final exams
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Please email me if I forget to post a set at Lowery@tamu.edu