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Whether you’re an undergrad, PhD student or professional engineer, a DegreeTutors membership is the perfect skill building hub and an ‘access anywhere’ reference library for a quick refresher when the need arises.

DegreeTutors courses are structured into learning pathways that let you build knowledge and skills as you progress. Work through a learning pathway that takes you from fundamental static analysis all the way to building your own structural analysis algorithms in Python.

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The course library is growing all the time. I’m always keen to hear from members about what courses they want to see next. Take a look at the current course library below or browse the complete lecture index here.

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Dr Seán Carroll CEng

Dr Seán Carroll CEng

Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering and Lead Tutor for DegreeTutors.com

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Multi-Degree of Freedom Dynamics, Modal Analysis and Seismic Response Simulation in Python

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.

Finite Element Analysis of Continuum Structures in Python

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.

Finite Element Analysis of 3D Structures using Python

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Whether you want to sharpen up on the basics of constructing shear and moment diagrams or want to better understand how to analyse complex indeterminate structures (with or without a computer),  by taking courses with me on DegreeTutors you’ll build the knowledge and skills you need.

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