1.571 Structural Analysis and Control

Spring 2004

Graph illustrating curvilinear formulation.
Graph illustrating curvilinear formulation, excerpted from section 2 of the course notes. (Image courtesy of OCW.)

Course Highlights

This course site features lecture notes, as well as a downloadable version of Analysis of Structural Member Systems, a classic textbook written by Prof. Jerome Connor.

Course Description

This course uses computer-based methods for the analysis of large-scale structural systems. Topics covered include: modeling strategies for complex structures; application to tall buildings, cable-stayed bridges, and tension structures; introduction to the theory of active structural control; design of classical feedback control systems for civil structures; and simulation studies using customized computer software.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Jerome Connor

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session