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Courses that take you on a deep dive into engineering analysis and design from basic statics all the way up to building your own Finite Element solvers

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Build the knowledge and tools to decode the dynamic response structures to real-world loads.

After completing this course…
  • You will be able to model the influence of earthquake-induced ground motion
  • You will develop numerical tools to solve the coupled equations of motion for multi-degree of freedom systems.
  • You will understand the role of modal decomposition in uncoupling the equations of motion and identifying the underlying dynamic characteristics of MDoF systems.
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Use the Isoparametric Finite Element Method to build an analysis tool for 2D structures in Python.

After completing this course…
  • You will have the tools to analyse continuum structures using your own Isoparameteric Finite element Python code, developed from the ground up.
  • You will understand how the assumptions of plane stress and plane strain allow us to analyse 3D structures accurately with 2D planar models.
  • You will be able to use open source tools to generate structural models and mesh data that can be analysed with your FE code.
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Build your own complete 3D structural analysis software in Python using the Direct Stiffness Method

After completing this course…
  • You’ll understand how to expand the direct stiffness method to full 12 degree of freedom beam elements in 3D space.
  • You’ll have developed a complete 3D finite element analysis solver to simulate structures consisting of beam and axially loaded bar elements.
  • You’ll have the skills to efficiently build detailed structural models in Blender and export these for analysis in your own Python solver.
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3D Space Frame Analysis using Python and Blender

Develop tools to model and analyse complex 3D space frame structures using Python.

After completing this course…
  • You’ll understand how to apply the Direct Stiffness Method to solve 3D space frame structures.
  • You’ll have your own analysis programme to identify displacements, reactions and internal member forces for any 3D space frame.
  • You’ll be able to use Blender, a powerful open source 3D modelling software to build, visualise and export your structural models.
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4.9
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Beam & Frame Analysis using the Direct Stiffness Method in Python

Build a sophisticated structural analysis software tool that models beams and frames using Python.

After completing this course…
  • You’ll understand how to model beam elements that resist axial force, shear forces and bending moments within the Direct Stiffness Method.
  • You’ll have your own analysis software that can generate shear force diagrams, bending moment diagrams, deflected shapes and more.
  • You’ll understand how to model rotational pins within your structures, inter-nodal distributed loading and realistic flexible supports.
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The Direct Stiffness Method for Truss Analysis with Python | DegreeTutors.com
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The Direct Stiffness Method for Truss Analysis with Python

Build your own finite element truss analysis software using Python and tackle large scale structures.

After completing this course…
  • You’ll understand how to use the Direct Stiffness Method to build complete structural models that can be solved using Python.
  • You’ll have your own analysis programme to identify displacements, reactions and internal member forces for any truss.
  • You’ll understand how common models of elastic behaviour such as plane stress and plane strain apply to real-world structures.
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4.73
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Fundamentals of Engineering Structural Dynamics with Python

Leverage fundamental structural dynamics to build your own flexible numerical solutions in Python.

After completing this course…
  • You’ll understand how to model dynamic behaviour using spring-mass-damper models and how to simulate free vibration behaviour.
  • You’ll be able to model the influence of harmonic loading and how to characterise the transient and steady-state responses.
  • You’ll be able to use Python to implement the Piecewise Exact Method to model any form of general dynamic loading.
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Analysing Hybrid Indeterminate Civil Engineering Structures

Powerful techniques for analysing realistic civil engineering structures.

After completing this course…
  • You will learn how to analysis complex and indeterminate structures using hand-analysis techniques.
  • You will learn how to calculate deflections, member forces and bending moments in indeterminate structures.
  • You will learn how the Principle of Superposition can be used to decipher and unlock the behaviour of complex structures.
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4.75
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Mastering Virtual Work for Civil Engineering

Analyse complex beam and frame civil engineering structures using Virtual Work.

After completing this course…
  • You will have a complete understanding of the Principle of Virtual Work and how it can be applied to bending behaviour.
  • You will have robust, repeatable strategies to apply Virtual Work to beam and frame structures in bending.
  • You will be able to use Virtual Work techniques to calculate unknown displacements in beams and frames.
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Fundamentals of Virtual Work for Civil Engineers

Level up your structural analysis skillset with these powerful Civil Engineering analysis techniques.

After completing this course…
  • You will have a complete understanding of how concepts such as work, energy and elasticity combine to give us the Principle of Virtual Work.
  • You will be able to use Virtual Work to calculate unknown nodal displacements in pin-jointed truss structures.
  • You will be able to use Virtual Work to calculate internal forces in pin-jointed truss structures.
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Moment Distribution Method Analysis Bootcamp | DegreeTutors.com
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Moment Distribution Method: Analysis Bootcamp

Step up your structural analysis skills by working your way through these indeterminate structures.

After completing this course…
  • You will have an even deeper understanding of how structures respond to loading.
  • You will be comfortable determining shear force, bending moment and deflected shape diagrams.
  • You will be able to analyse both non-sway and sway frames – essential when designing real world structures.
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4.5
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Indeterminate Structures & The Moment Distribution Method

Unlock indeterminate structures using the moment distribution structural analysis method.

After completing this course…
  • You will have a deep understanding of how structures respond to loading.
  • You will clearly understand the methods used to analyse statically indeterminate beams and frames.
  • You will be able to analyse both non-sway and sway frames – essential when designing real world structures.
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4.5
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Shear Forces and Bending Moments Analysis Bootcamp | DegreeTutors.com
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Shear Forces & Bending Moments: Analysis Bootcamp

Sharpen your civil engineering analysis skills with  questions designed to test your understanding.

After completing this course…
  • You will have a reliable procedure for correctly determining shear force and bending moment diagrams for statically determinate structures.
  • You will be comfortable analysing both 1-dimensional beam and 2-dimensional frame structures.
  • You will be able to utilise pre-existing pin-joints in structures to facilitate your analysis.
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Mastering Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams | DegreeTutors.com
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Mastering Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams

Your complete roadmap to mastering these essential structural analysis skills.

After completing this course…
  • You will be fully competent in drawing shear force and bending moment diagrams for statically determinate beams and frames.
  • You will have a robust system of analysis that allows you to confidently tackle the analysis of any statically determinate structure.
  • You will understand the relationship between external loading and the shear forces and bending moments they induce.
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4.6
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Fundamentals of Structural Analysis | DegreeTutors.com
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Fundamentals of Structural Analysis

Get to grips with civil engineering structural analysis once and for all.

After completing this course…
  • You will understand key concepts such as the moment of a force, static equilibrium and determinacy.
  • You will be able to determine the support reactions for structures subject to a range of loading conditions.
  • You will learn to use the Joint Resolution Method and Method of Sections to analyse pin-jointed truss structures.
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